Definition of Nitrifying

1. Adjective. Describing certain bacteria that oxidize ammonia to nitrite and nitrate in the soil ¹



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Definition of Nitrifying

1. nitrify [v] - See also: nitrify

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrifying

nitridation
nitride
nitrided
nitrides
nitriding
nitridings
nitrids
nitriferous
nitrification
nitrifications
nitrified
nitrifier
nitrifiers
nitrifies
nitrify
nitrifying (current term)
nitril
nitrilase
nitrilases
nitrile
nitrile hydratase
nitrile imide
nitrile rubber
nitrile rubbers
nitriles
nitrilimine
nitrilimines
nitrilium
nitriliums
nitrilo-

Literary usage of Nitrifying

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1. Technology Quarterly and Proceedings of the Society of Arts by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Society of Arts (1904)
"These organisms include, therefore, the so-called "nitrifying" bacteria. Until the present time pure cultures of these from filters have not been ..."

2. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by William Dodge Frost, Eugene Franklin McCampbell (1910)
"The nitrifying Bacteria. — They are exceedingly important organisms from the ... Their action is just the reverse of the nitrifying bacteria; that is, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"Effect of Different Crops on nitrifying Power of the Soil Measur by the Averages of all Plots Growing the Same Crop. In Table 8 the differences between the ..."

4. Technology Quarterly by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1904)
"It was proposed to isolate and study the nitrifying bacteria in sewage filters, and, further, to compare them with the nitrifying organisms present in the ..."

5. Field Crops by Archie Dell Wilson, Clyde William Warburton (1912)
"Air is one of the essentials for the growth of nitrifying bacteria. ... Though the forms of nitrifying bacteria on the roots of our various legumes are very ..."

6. Sewage Disposal in the United States by George W. Rafter, Moses Nelson Baker (1893)
"THE necessary essential for the resolution of organic matter into more primary forms of matter through the operation of nitrification is that the nitrifying ..."

7. Agricultural Bacteriology by Joseph Eames Greaves (1922)
"Isolation of nitrifying Ferments.—The only definite result which had been reached up to 1890 was that there must exist in soil microorganisms which possess ..."

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