Definition of chemotrophy in English:

chemotrophy

noun

Biology
  • Any of various forms of nutrition in microorganisms in which energy is derived from the oxidation of simple organic or inorganic chemical compounds without the involvement of light.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology. From chemo- + -trophy.

Pronunciation

chemotrophy

/ˈkiːməʊˌtrəʊfi//ˈkɛməʊˌtrəʊfi/