chemosynthesis

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

Definition of chemosynthesis 

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

Other Words from chemosynthesis

chemosynthetic \-​sin-​ˈthe-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of chemosynthesis

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chemosynthesis

New Latin

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chemosynthesis

noun
che·​mo·​syn·​the·​sis | \-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs \
plural chemosyntheses

Medical Definition of chemosynthesis 

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

Other Words from chemosynthesis

chemosynthetic \-​sin-​ˈthet-​ik \ adjective

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