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Meaning of chemotroph

che•mo•troph

Pronunciation: (kē'mu-trof", -trôf", -trōf", kem"u-), [key]
— n. Bacteriol., Biol.
  1. any organism that oxidizes inorganic or organic compounds as its principal energy source.
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