chemotroph

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chemotroph

 [ke´mo-trōf]
a microorganism that derives energy from the oxidation of inorganic compounds.

che·mo·troph

(ke'mō-trōf),
An organism that obtains its energy by the oxidation of inorganic or organic nutrients (that is, exogenous chemical sources).

chemotroph

(kē′mō-trŏf′, -trōf′)
n.
An organism that oxidizes chemical compounds to obtain energy.

che′mo·troph′ic adj.
che·mot′ro·phy (kē-mŏt′rə-fē) n.

chemotroph

An organism (e.g., bacterium) that derives its energy by oxidising organic and inorganic electron donors—e.g., in the environment.
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