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Pronunciation: de-ni'tri-fi-ka'shun


  1. Removal of nitrogen from any material or chemical compound; especially from the soil, as by certain (denitrifying) bacteria that render the nitrogen unavailable for plant growth.
  2. Withdrawal of nitrogen from soil by plant growth.

Synonym(s): denitration

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