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nitrogenous

[ nahy-troj-uh-nuhs ]

adjective

  1. containing nitrogen.


nitrogenous

/ naɪˈtrɒdʒɪnəs /

adjective

  1. containing nitrogen or a nitrogen compound

    a nitrogenous fertilizer



nitrogenous

/ nī-trŏjə-nəs /

  1. Containing nitrogen or a compound of nitrogen.


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Other Words From

  • hyper·ni·troge·nous adjective
  • unni·troge·nous adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of nitrogenous1

First recorded in 1830–40; nitrogen + -ous

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Example Sentences

Its chemical composition is unknown, but it is nitrogenous, and is believed to be produced by the decomposition of gluten.

What is true of the nitrogenous matters applies with still greater force to the mineral constituents of the manure.

When the food is rich in nitrogenous compounds, the value of the manure is considerably increased.

Forbidding nitrogenous foods has been a favorite formula with some and they straightway advised milk, which is highly nitrogenous.

Stevens obtained a nitrogenous oxidizing enzyme from Rhus vernicifera.

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