[kee-moh-ster-uh-luh nt, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˈstɛr ə lənt, ˌkɛm oʊ-/
a chemical that causes an animal to become irreversibly sterile without changing its mating behavior or longevity.
[kee-moh-sin-thuh-sis, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˈsɪn θə sɪs, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ noun, Biology, Biochemistry. 1. the of organic compounds within an organism, with chemical reactions providing the energy source. /ˌkɛməʊˈsɪnθɪsɪs/ noun 1. the formation of organic material by certain bacteria using energy derived from simple chemical reactions n. 1898, from chemo- + synthesis. chemosynthesis (kē’mō-sĭn’thĭ-sĭs) The formation of […]
[kee-moh-sur-juh-ree, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˈsɜr dʒə ri, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ noun, Surgery. 1. the use of chemical substances to destroy diseased or unwanted tissue. chemosurgery che·mo·sur·ger·y (kē’mō-sûr’jə-rē, kěm’ō-) n. Selective destruction of tissue by use of chemicals.
plural noun 1. bacteria that synthesize organic compounds, using energy derived from the oxidation of organic or inorganic materials without the aid of light. chemosynthetic bacteria (kē’mō-sĭn-thět’ĭk) Bacteria that make food by chemosynthesis. Nitrifying bacteria are a type of chemosynthetic bacteria, as are the bacteria that live around vents in the bottom of the ocean.
[kee-moh-tak-sis, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˈtæk sɪs, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ noun, Biology. 1. oriented movement toward or away from a chemical stimulus. /ˌkɛməʊˈtæksɪs/ noun 1. the movement of a microorganism or cell in response to a chemical stimulus n. 1891, coined in German, 1888, by German botanist Wilhelm Pfeffer (1845-1920) from chemo- + Greek taxis “arrangement” (see taxidermy). […]