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English definition of “nitrification”

nitrification

noun [U]     /ˌnaɪ.trɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ specialized
the process in which bacteria in the soil use oxygen to change compounds of nitrogen in dead plant material into nitrates which plants can then absorb as food Physical and chemical processes
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