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chemautotroph

chemoautroph (ˌkiːməʊˈɔːtrəuf, ˌkɛm-)

noun
  1. biology an organism, such as a bacterium, that obtains its energy from inorganic reactions using simple compounds, such as ammonia or hydrogen sulphideAlso called: chemolithotroph
Derived Formschemautotrophic (ˌkiːməʊˌɔːtəˈtrɒfɪk, ˌkɛm-), adjective
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