chemautotrophic

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chemautotroph or chemoautroph (ˌkiːməʊˈɔːtətrəʊf, ˌkiːməʊˈɔːtrəuf, ˌkɛm-)
 
n
biology Also called: chemolithotroph an organism, such as a bacterium, that obtains its energy from inorganic reactions using simple compounds, such as ammonia or hydrogen sulphide
 
chemoautroph or chemoautroph
 
n
 
chemautotrophic or chemoautroph
 
adj

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