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An organism, typically a bacterium, which derives energy from the oxidation of inorganic compounds.
- ‘These so-called chemoautotrophs use the stored energy of certain chemicals [usually sulfides such as hydrogen sulfide or iron sulfide (FeS 2)] to drive chemosynthesis.’
- ‘The reaction pathways that these chemoautotrophs employ involve the reduction of inorganic carbon compounds to form organic compounds, which include their biomolecules.’
- ‘While chemoautotrophs are uncommon, photoautotrophs are common and quite diverse.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.