nitrifier definition

  • noun:
    • a realtor utilized in nitrification.
    • An agent utilized in nitrification.
    • such a thing which serves to result in or even to facilitate the production of niter or nitrates; especially, in bacteriology, any micro-organism that is effective at oxidizing ammonia to nitrous acid, or nitrous acid to nitric acid; a micro-organism which serves to fix, and build up inside earth, the free nitrogen of environment. See nitrogen-fixing.
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