chemosynthesis


che·mo·syn·the·sis

noun \-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs\

Definition of CHEMOSYNTHESIS

:  synthesis of organic compounds (as in living cells) by energy derived from inorganic chemical reactions
che·mo·syn·thet·ic \-sin-ˈthe-tik\ adjective

Origin of CHEMOSYNTHESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1901

che·mo·syn·the·sis

noun \-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural che·mo·syn·the·ses

Medical Definition of CHEMOSYNTHESIS

: synthesis of organic compounds (as in living cells) by energy derived from chemical reactions
che·mo·syn·thet·ic \-sin-ˈthet-ik\ adjective

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