chemoautotroph love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An organism, such as a bacterium or protozoan, that obtains its nourishment through the oxidation of inorganic chemical compounds as opposed to photosynthesis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a simple organism, such as a protozoan, that derives its energy from chemical processes rather than photosynthesis

Etymologies

chemo- +‎ autotroph (Wiktionary)

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