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chemolithotrophy

Pronunciation: kē′mō-lith′ō-trōf-ē

Definition: The use of inorganic compounds or ions to obtain reducing equivalents and energy.

[chemo- + G. lithos, stone, mineral, + trophe, nourishment]

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