nitrification

noun
ni·tri·fi·ca·tion | \ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

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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1798, in the meaning defined above

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nitrification

noun
ni·tri·fi·ca·tion | \ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

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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