nitrogen cycle

noun

Definition of nitrogen cycle

: a continuous series of natural processes by which nitrogen passes successively from air to soil to organisms and back to air or soil involving principally nitrogen fixation, nitrification, decay, and denitrification

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Doolittle illustrates the idea using the nitrogen cycle. Quanta Magazine, "Should Evolution Treat Our Microbes as Part of Us?," 20 Nov. 2018

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1906, in the meaning defined above

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nitrogen cycle

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Kids Definition of nitrogen cycle

: a continuous series of natural processes by which nitrogen passes from air to soil to living things and back into the air

nitrogen cycle

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Medical Definition of nitrogen cycle

: a continuous series of natural processes by which nitrogen passes through successive stations in air, soil, and organisms and which principally involves nitrogen fixation, nitrification, decay, and denitrification

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