nitrifying

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adjective ni·tri·fy·ing \ ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-iŋ \

Definition of nitrifying

:active in or relating to nitrification
  • nitrifying organisms

Origin and Etymology of nitrifying

French nitrifier to convert into nitrite, from nitr-


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nitrifying

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adjective ni·tri·fy·ing \ ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-iŋ \

medical Definition of nitrifying

:active in nitrification
  • nitrifying bacteria

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