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chemoautotroph che·mo·au·to·troph (kē’mō-ô’tə-trōf’, -trŏf’, kěm’ō-)
An organism that depends on inorganic chemicals for its energy and principally on carbon dioxide for its carbon. Also called chemolithotroph.
che’mo·au’to·tro’phic (-trō’fĭk, -trŏf’ĭk) adj.
See chemotroph.


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