|chemotroph (kē'mō-trŏf') Pronunciation Key
An organism that manufactures its own food through chemosynthesis (the oxidation of inorganic chemical compounds) as opposed to photosynthesis. The sulfur-oxidizing bacteria found at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and nitrifying bacteria in the soil are chemotrophs. Also called chemoautotroph. Compare phototroph.
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|