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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or causing dissimilation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Produced by dissimilation.
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Das (2002) Adhesion of dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducing bacteria to Fe(III) minerals.
To call this process 'dissimilation' requires you to first describe in scientific terms what the originally common feature might have been between dental plosives and high vowels, otherwise it cannot be classified as dissimilatory in nature.
Oxygen solubility is extremely poor at such high salinities and, not surprisingly, in addition to aerobic respiration most halophilic organisms also require alternate means of energy production such as phototrophy, denitrification and other dissimilatory processes