Nitrogen equivalent



nitrogen equivalent n.
The nitrogen content of protein, used in calculating the grams of protein metabolized by the body as a function of the grams of nitrogen excreted in the urine.

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  • Nitrogen-fixation

    noun 1. any process of combining atmospheric nitrogen with other elements, either by chemical means or by bacterial action: used chiefly in the preparation of fertilizers, industrial products, etc. 2. this process as performed by certain bacteria found in the nodules of leguminous plants, which make the resulting nitrogenous compounds available to their host plants. […]

  • Nitrogen-fixer

    noun 1. any of various microorganisms in the soil involved in the process of nitrogen fixation.



  • Nitrogen-fixing

    [nahy-truh-juh n-fik-sing] /ˈnaɪ trə dʒənˌfɪk sɪŋ/ adjective 1. involved in or aiding the process of nitrogen fixation.

  • Nitrogen-fixing bacteria

    noun any bacteria that combines nitrogen with oxygen or hydrogen to create compounds that is usable by plants (e.g. ammonia, nitrates)



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