Meaning of NITROGEN in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnaɪtrədʒən ]

n. Chem. a colourless tasteless odourless gaseous element that forms four-fifths of the atmosphere and is an essential constituent of proteins and nucleic acids. °Symb.: N. ønitrogen cycle the interconversion of nitrogen and its compounds, usu. in the form of nitrates, in nature. nitrogen fixation a chemical process in which atmospheric nitrogen is assimilated into organic compounds in living organisms and hence into the nitrogen cycle. øønitrogenous adj. [F nitrogëne (as NITRO-, -GEN)]

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