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chemosynthesis

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noun che·mo·syn·the·sis \-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs\

Definition of chemosynthesis

  1. :  synthesis of organic compounds (as in living cells) by energy derived from inorganic chemical reactions

che·mo·syn·thet·ic play \-sin-ˈthe-tik\ adjective


Origin of chemosynthesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1901


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chemosynthesis

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noun che·mo·syn·the·sis \-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs\

Medical Definition of chemosynthesis

plural che·mo·syn·the·ses

  1. :  synthesis of organic compounds (as in living cells) by energy derived from chemical reactions

  2. che·mo·syn·thet·ic \-sin-ˈthet-ik\play adjective




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