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  • adj. Describing minerals containing nitrogen (especially when this replaces another element)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the valley of the Natron Lakes (NitriƦ), southwest of the delta of the Nile, at one time a chief seat of the worship of Serapis and afterward celebrated for its Christian monasteries and ascetics.


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