nitrogen cycle definition

  • noun:
    • Ecology The blood circulation of nitrogen in general, composed of a cycle of chemical responses which atmospheric nitrogen is compounded, mixed in rainfall, and deposited inside earth, in which it really is assimilated and metabolized by germs and flowers, in the course of time returning to the atmosphere by bacterial decomposition of natural matter.
    • Physics See carbon-nitrogen period.
    • The all-natural blood flow of nitrogen, where atmospheric nitrogen is changed into nitrogen oxides by lightning and deposited into the earth by rainfall in which it really is assimilated by plants and either consumed by animals (and returned as faeces) or decomposed back into elemental nitrogen by micro-organisms.
    • the circulation of nitrogen; nitrates from the earth are absorbed by plants that are eaten by pets that die and decay returning the nitrogen back once again to the earth

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