chemosynthetic bacteria

noun plural

: bacteria that obtain energy required for metabolic processes from exothermic oxidation of inorganic or simple organic compounds without the aid of light

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“Chemosynthetic bacteria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemosynthetic%20bacteria. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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