Definition of "nitrification" []

  • The oxidation of the ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrites and nitrates by soil nitrobacteria, making nitrogen available to plants (noun)
  • The addition of a nitro group to an organic compound (noun)
  • The substitution of a nitro group for another group in an organic compound (noun)
  • The act of nitrifying (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "nitrification" in a sentence
  • ""Technically the last two steps in the process are nitrification proper; but, speaking generally, the term nitrification is used to include the three steps, or both ammonification and nitrification proper."
  • "This ultimate destruction of organic matter is often called nitrification because one of the main substances released is nitrate -- that vital fertilizer that makes plants grow green and fast."
  • ""The risk of the impact (of the ammonium nitrate) is nitrification, which is algae blooms,""