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nitrogenous wastes

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nitrogenous wastes [(neye-troj-uh-nuhs)]

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

Note: Nitrogenous waste can be valuable as fertilizer.
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  • In the kidneys, it loses water and nitrogenous wastes (urea).

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter

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