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chemosynthesis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chemosynthesis  \Chem`o*syn"the*sis\,  n.  [Chemical  +  synthesis.] 
  (Plant  Physiol.) 
  Synthesis  of  organic  compounds  by  energy  derived  from 
  chemical  changes  or  reactions.  Chemosynthesis  of 
  carbohydrates  occurs  in  the  nitrite  bacteria  through  the 
  oxidation  of  ammonia  to  nitrous  acid,  and  in  the  nitrate 
  bacteria  through  the  conversion  of  nitrous  into  nitric  acid. 
  --  {Chem`o*syn*thet"ic},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chemosynthesis 
  n  :  synthesis  of  carbohydrate  from  carbon  dioxide  and  water; 
  limited  to  certain  bacteria  and  fungi 




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