chemosynthesis

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

chemo- +‎ synthesis

Noun[edit]

chemosynthesis (usually uncountable, plural chemosyntheses)

  1. the production of carbohydrates and other compounds from simple compounds such as carbon dioxide, using the oxidation of chemical nutrients as a source of energy rather than sunlight; it is limited to certain bacteria and fungi

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]