[nahy-troj-uh-neys, -neyz, nahy-truh-juh-] /naɪˈtrɒdʒ əˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, ˈnaɪ trə dʒə-/
an enzyme complex that catalyzes the reduction of molecular in the nitrogen-fixation process of bacteria.
nitrogenase ni·trog·e·nase (nī-trŏj’ə-nās’, -nāz’, nī’trə-jə-)
An enzyme of certain bacteria that activates the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.
An enzyme of nitrogen-fixing bacteria that catalyzes the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.
[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
noun, Biochemistry, Physiology. 1. the difference between the amount of nitrogen taken in and the amount excreted or lost: used to evaluate nutritional balance. nitrogen balance n. The difference between the amount of nitrogen taken into the body and the amount excreted or lost.
noun 1. Chemistry, Biochemistry. a nitrogen-containing organic compound that has the chemical properties of a base, especially a pyrimidine or purine: Four nitrogen bases are present in a DNA molecule. nitrogen base One of the nitrogen-containing purines (adenine or guanine) or pyrimidines (cytosine, thymine, or uracil) found in the nucleic acids DNA and RNA. The […]
noun 1. the continuous sequence of events by which atmospheric nitrogen and nitrogenous compounds in the soil are converted, as by nitrification and nitrogen fixation, into substances that can be utilized by green plants, the substances returning to the air and soil as a result of the decay of the plants and denitrification. noun 1. […]