chemoautotrophic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chemo- +‎ autotrophic

Adjective[edit]

chemoautotrophic (comparative more chemoautotrophic, superlative most chemoautotrophic)

  1. (biology, of an organism) obtaining its nutrition through the oxidation of non-organic compounds (or other chemical processes); as opposed to the process of photosynthesis.

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