Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Anything which serves to bring about or to facilitate the production of niter or nitrates; specifically, in bacteriology, any micro-organism which is capable of oxidizing ammonia to nitrous acid, or nitrous acid to nitric acid; a micro-organism which serves to fix, and accumulate in the soil, the free nitrogen of the air. See nitrogen-fixing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) An agent employed in nitrification.

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  • noun chemistry An agent employed in nitrification.

Etymologies

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nitrify +‎ -er

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