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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The synthesis of organic compounds by certain bacteria, especially in deep-sea hydrothermal vents, using energy obtained from the chemical oxidation of simple inorganic compounds. Chemosynthesis is thought to have been used by the first forms of life on Earth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The formation of carbohydrates out of inorganic compounds by an organism in darkness or in the absence of sunlight: contrasted with *photosynthesis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Plant Physiol.) Synthesis of organic compounds by energy derived from chemical changes or reactions. Chemosynthesis of carbohydrates occurs in the nitrite bacteria through the oxidation of ammonia to nitrous acid, and in the nitrate bacteria through the conversion of nitrous into nitric acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun synthesis of carbohydrate from carbon dioxide and water; limited to certain bacteria and fungi


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chemo- +‎ synthesis



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