Chemosynthetic
Chemosynthesis Chem`o*syn"the*sis, n. [Chemical + synthesis.] (Plant Physiol.) Synthesis of organic compounds by energy derived from chemical changes or reactions. Chemosynthesis of carbohydrates occurs in the nitrite bacteria through the oxidation of ammonia to nitrous acid, and in the nitrate bacteria through the conversion of nitrous into nitric acid. -- {Chem`o*syn*thet"ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • chemosynthetic — adjective see chemosynthesis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chemosynthetic — See chemosynthesis. * * * …   Universalium

  • chemosynthetic — adjective That utilizes chemosynthesis …   Wiktionary

  • chemosynthetic — adj. pertaining to chemosynthesis (synthesis of organic compounds with energy derived from chemical reactions) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chemosynthetic — chemo·synthetic …   English syllables

  • chemosynthetic — adjective see chemosynthesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • chemosynthetic bacteria — n pl bacteria that obtain energy required for metabolic processes from exothermic oxidation of inorganic or simple organic compounds without the aid of light …   Medical dictionary

  • chemosynthetic bacteria — bacteria that synthesize organic compounds, using energy derived from the oxidation of organic or inorganic materials without the aid of light. [1955 60; CHEMO + SYNTHETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • chemosynthetic bacteria — noun plural : bacteria that obtain energy required for metabolic processes from exothermic oxidation of inorganic or simple organic compounds without the aid of light * * * bacteria that synthesize organic compounds, using energy derived from the …   Useful english dictionary

  • chemosynthesis — chemosynthetic /kee moh sin thet ik, kem oh /, adj. chemosynthetically, adv. /kee moh sin theuh sis, kem oh /, n. Biol., Biochem. the synthesis of organic compounds within an organism, with chemical reactions providing the energy source. [1900… …   Universalium

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