* * *che·mo·au·to·tro·phic -.ȯt-ə-'trō-fik adj being autotrophic and oxidizing some inorganic compound as a source of energy <\chemoautotrophic bacteria>
* * *che·mo·au·to·tro·phic (ke″mo-aw″to-troґfik) [chemo- + autotrophic] requiring for growth only inorganic compounds with carbon dioxide as the sole source of carbon (autotrophic), and oxidizing inorganic chemical compounds as the source of energy; said of certain bacteria and protozoa. Cf. photoautotrophic.
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