chemosynthetic
adjective see chemosynthesis

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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