nitrogenous wastes

[ (neye-troj-uh-nuhs) ]

Animal wastes (particularly urine) that contain materials high in nitrogen content.


Nearby words

  1. nitrogen tetroxide,
  2. nitrogen-fixing,
  3. nitrogenase,
  4. nitrogenize,
  5. nitrogenous,
  6. nitroglycerin,
  7. nitroglycerine,
  8. nitrohydrochloric acid,
  9. nitrolic,
  10. nitromannitol

Note

Nitrogenous waste can be valuable as fertilizer.

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