nitrogenous

adjective ni·trog·e·nous \ nī-ˈträ-jə-nəs \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of nitrogenous

:relating to, being, or containing nitrogen
  • nitrogenous fertilizer
  • Phospholipids are compounds of neutral fat, a phosphoric acid, and a nitrogenous base.
  • —Sue Rodwell Williams

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First Known Use of nitrogenous

1796


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nitrogenous

adjective ni·trog·e·nous \ nī-ˈträj-ə-nəs \

medical Definition of nitrogenous

:of, relating to, or containing nitrogen in combined form (as in nitrates or proteins)
  • nitrogenous wastes in urine

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