What does the suffix in the word nitrogenous mean?

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Jun 15, 2017

Answer:

It means that the compound contains nitrogen, or bears nitrogen.........

Explanation:

.......typically, it contains nitrogen in a usable form. And when we use the term for say #"nitrogenous fertilizers"#, we indicate the presence of nitrogen containing salts, e.g. #"nitrate"# or #"ammonium"# salts, i.e. #NO_3^-# and #NH_4^+# salts respectively, which are in a usable form to form proteins.