chemoautroph (ˌkiːməʊˈɔːtrəuf, ˌkɛm-)
/ (ˌkiːməʊˈɔːtətrəʊf) /
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
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Derived forms of chemautotrophchemautotrophic (ˌkiːməʊˌɔːtəˈtrɒfɪk, ˌkɛm-), adjective
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