chemoheterotrophic


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chemoheterotrophic

 [ke″mo-het″er-o-trōf´ik]
heterotrophic; requiring preformed organic compounds as a source of carbon and oxidizing organic compounds as a source of energy.

che·mo·or·ga·no·tro·phic

(kē'mō-ōr'gă-nō-trof'ik),
Pertaining to a chemoorganotroph.
Synonym(s): chemoheterotrophic