nonprotein nitrogen


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nonprotein nitrogen

[¦nän¦prō‚tēn ′nī·trə·jən]
(biochemistry)
The nitrogen fraction in the body tissues, excretions, and secretions, not precipitated by protein precipitants.
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Moreover, CI and percent edibility were intercorrelated and associated with protein content and nonprotein nitrogen content.
Evaluation of condensed molasses fermentation solubles as a nonprotein nitrogen source for ruminants.
Protein pool Acontains the nonprotein nitrogen (NPN).