Definition of chemolithoautotrophy in English:

chemolithoautotrophy

noun

Biology
  • A form of chemotrophic nutrition in which a simple inorganic compound is oxidized in the course of the synthesis of complex organic compounds from carbon dioxide.

Origin

1970s. From chemo- + litho- + autotrophy, after chemolithoautotrophic.

Pronunciation

chemolithoautotrophy

/ˌkɛmə(ʊ)ˌlɪθəʊˈɔːtə(ʊ)ˌtrəʊfi//ˌkiːmə(ʊ)ˌlɪθəʊˈɔːtə(ʊ)ˌtrəʊfi/