chemolithoautotroph


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chemolithoautotroph

(chē′mō-lĭth′ō-ô′tə-trŏf′, -trōf′, kĕm′ō-)
n.
A chemosynthetic organism that obtains energy from the oxidation of inorganic compounds and uses carbon dioxide as its sole source of carbon for growth. Also called chemoautotroph, chemolithotroph.

che′mo·lith′o·au′to·troph′ic adj.
che′mo·lith′o·au·tot′ro·phy (-ô-tŏt′rə-fē) n.