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a microorganism that derives energy from the oxidation of inorganic compounds.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An organism that obtains its energy by the oxidation of inorganic or organic nutrients (that is, exogenous chemical sources).
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An organism that oxidizes chemical compounds to obtain energy.
che·mot′ro·phy (kē-mŏt′rə-fē) n.
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chemotrophAn organism (e.g., bacterium) that derives its energy by oxidising organic and inorganic electron donors—e.g., in the environment.
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