chemoautotrophic

adjective che·mo·au·to·tro·phic \ ˌkē-mō-ˌȯ-tə-ˈtrō-fik also ˌke- \

Definition of chemoautotrophic

:being autotrophic and oxidizing an inorganic compound as a source of energy
  • chemoautotrophic bacteria

chemoautotrophy

play \-ȯ-ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun

First Known Use of chemoautotrophic

1936


Medical Dictionary

chemoautotrophic

adjective che·mo·au·to·tro·phic \ -ˌȯt-ə-ˈtrō-fik \

medical Definition of chemoautotrophic

:being autotrophic and oxidizing some inorganic compound as a source of energy
  • chemoautotrophic bacteria

chemoautotrophy

play \-ȯ-ˈtä-trə-fē\ noun plural chemoautotrophies

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