Chemosynthetic-bacteria



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.

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