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chemoorganotroph

Pronunciation: kē′mō-ōr′gă-nō-trōf′

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

Synonym(s): chemoheterotroph

[chemo- + G. organon, organ, + trophē, nourishment]

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