chemotroph


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che·mo·troph

 (kē′mō-trŏf′, -trōf′)
n.
An organism that oxidizes chemical compounds to obtain energy.

che′mo·troph′ic adj.
che·mot′ro·phy (kē-mŏt′rə-fē) n.

che•mo•troph

(ˈki məˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf, ˌkɛm ə-)

n.
any organism that oxidizes inorganic or organic compounds as its principal energy source.
[1970–75]
che`mo•troph′ic, adj.
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Figure 4 captures the essence of the metabolic pathways in an aerobic chemotroph.
Chemotroph (Chapter 9)--An organism that gets its energy from breaking chemical bonds in either organic or inorganic compounds.