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
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
agentemployed in nitrification.
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nitrify + -er
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