nitrification

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ni·​tri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce nitrification (audio) \

Definition of nitrification

: the oxidation (as by bacteria) of ammonium salts to nitrites and the further oxidation of nitrites to nitrates

First Known Use of nitrification

1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Nitrification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrification. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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nitrification

noun
ni·​tri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce nitrification (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitrification

: the oxidation (as by bacteria) of ammonium salts to nitrites and the further oxidation of nitrites to nitrates

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