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chemoautotroph

Pronunciation: kē′mō-aw′tō-trōf

Definition: An organism that depends on chemicals for its energy and principally on carbon dioxide for its carbon.

Synonym(s): chemolithotroph

[chemo- + G. autos, self, + trophikos, nourishing]

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