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nitrogenous

Syllabification: ni·trog·e·nous
Pronunciation: /nīˈträjənəs
 
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Definition of nitrogenous in English:

adjective

Containing nitrogen in chemical combination.
Example sentences
  • Pulses are also necessary for sustainable agriculture, since they are nitrogen-fixing crops and provide an ecological alternative to chemical nitrogenous fertilizers.
  • When the body ‘burns' food the end products are mainly water and carbon dioxide, together with some nitrogenous chemicals such as urea.
  • This is the most important nitrogenous fertilizer.

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