[kē′mō-ôtə-trōf′, -trŏf′]


An organism that depends on inorganic chemicals for its energy and principally on carbon dioxide for its carbon.chemolithotroph

Related formsche′mo•au′to•trophic (-trōfĭk, -trŏfĭk) adj.
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chemoautotroph in Science



See chemotroph.
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