any of various microorganisms in the soil involved in the process of nitrogen fixation.
[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)
[nahy-troj-uh-nahyz, nahy-truh-juh-] /naɪˈtrɒdʒ əˌnaɪz, ˈnaɪ trə dʒə-/ verb (used with object), nitrogenized, nitrogenizing. 1. to combine with or add material to. /naɪˈtrɒdʒɪˌnaɪz/ verb 1. to combine or treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
- Nitrogen lag
nitrogen lag n. The length of time between ingestion of a given protein and the urinary excretion of the amount of nitrogen equal to that in the protein.