nitrogen balance

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Definition of nitrogen balance 

: the difference between nitrogen intake and nitrogen loss in the body or the soil

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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nitrogen balance

noun

Medical Definition of nitrogen balance 

: the difference between nitrogen intake and nitrogen excretion in the animal body such that a greater intake results in a positive balance and an increased excretion causes a negative balance — see nitrogen equilibrium

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