chemotroph(redirected from Chemotrophic heterotroph)
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a microorganism that derives energy from the oxidation of inorganic compounds.
An organism that obtains its energy by the oxidation of inorganic or organic nutrients (that is, exogenous chemical sources).
An organism that oxidizes chemical compounds to obtain energy.
che·mot′ro·phy (kē-mŏt′rə-fē) n.