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

  • noun An organism that oxidizes chemical compounds to obtain energy.

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  • noun An organism that obtains energy by the oxidation of electron-donating molecules in the environment.

Etymologies

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chemo- + -troph

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