chemoautotrophic


che·mo·au·to·tro·phic

adjective \ˌkē-mō-ˌ-tə-ˈtrō-fik also ˌke-\

Definition of CHEMOAUTOTROPHIC

:  being autotrophic and oxidizing an inorganic compound as a source of energy <chemoautotrophic bacteria>
che·mo·au·tot·ro·phy \--ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun

First Known Use of CHEMOAUTOTROPHIC

1941

che·mo·au·to·tro·phic

adjective \-ˌt-ə-ˈtrō-fik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHEMOAUTOTROPHIC

: being autotrophic and oxidizing some inorganic compound as a source of energy <chemoautotrophic bacteria>
che·mo·au·tot·ro·phy \--ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun, plural che·mo·au·tot·ro·phies

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