Definition of Nitrification

1. Noun. The chemical process in which a nitro group is added to an organic compound (or substituted for another group in an organic compound).

Generic synonyms: Chemical Action, Chemical Change, Chemical Process
Derivative terms: Nitrify

2. Noun. The oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants).
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Oxidation, Oxidisation, Oxidization
Derivative terms: Nitrify, Nitrify

Definition of Nitrification

1. n. The act, process, or result of combining with nitrogen or some of its compounds.

Definition of Nitrification

1. Noun. the act of nitrifying ¹

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Definition of Nitrification

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Medical Definition of Nitrification

1. 1. The act, process, or result of combining with nitrogen or some of its compounds. The act or process of oxidizing nitrogen or its compounds so as to form nitrous or nitric acid. 2. A process of oxidation, in which nitrogenous vegetable and animal matter in the presence of air, moisture, and some basic substances, as lime or alkali carbonate, is converted into nitrates. The process is going on at all times in porous soils and in water contaminated with nitrogenous matter, and is supposed to be due to the presence of an organised ferment or ferments, called nitrification ferments. In former times the process was extensively made use of in the production of saltpeter. Origin: Cf. F. Nitrification. See Nitrify. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrification

nitric acid reductase
nitric bacteria
nitric bacterium
nitric oxide
nitric oxide synthase
nitrification (current term)
nitrile hydratase
nitrile imide
nitrile rubber

Literary usage of Nitrification

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1885)
"nitrification always commences first in the weakest solution, and there is probably in the case of every .solution a limit of concentration beyond which ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1915)
"A second series of expts. in which the Mn was employed at the rate of 0.035-2.2% showed'that nitrification was favored by a not excessive amt. of ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Societyby American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1902)
"nitrification of Ammonium Sulphate and Cottonseed Meal," by WA Withers and GS Fraps. The conclusions drawn by the authors from their pot experiments on ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"As a result, the ferment theory of nitrification has been Tery thoroughly established, the organism producing it has been isolated, and considerable ..."

5. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1879)
"How nitrification (the oxidation of nitrogenous matters) takes place is one ... nitrification by Organized Ferments. We noted last year some experiments by ..."

6. Sewage Disposal in the United States by George W. Rafter, Moses Nelson Baker (1893)
"THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF nitrification. THE necessary essential for the ... In 1784 Cavendish demonstrated that nitrification requires the contact of an ..."

7. State Sanitation: A Review of the Work of the Massachusetts State Board of by George Chandler Whipple (1917)
"This phase of nitrification, the formation of nitrates in porous soil, ... But less attention has been given to the process of nitrification as it goes on ..."

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