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

che′mo·troph′ic adj.
che·mot′ro·phy (kē-mŏt′rə-fē) n.
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(ˈki məˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf, ˌkɛm ə-)

any organism that oxidizes inorganic or organic compounds as its principal energy source.
che`mo•troph′ic, adj.
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