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Meaning of chemosynthesis

che•mo•syn•the•sis

Pronunciation: (kē"mō-sin'thu-sis, kem"ō-), [key]
— n. Biol., Biochem.
  1. the synthesis of organic compounds within an organism, with chemical reactions providing the energy source.
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