Definition of photolithotrophy in English:

photolithotrophy

noun

Biology
  • A form of phototrophic nutrition in which a simple inorganic compound is oxidized in the course of photosynthesis (as in green plants, which oxidize water to produce oxygen). Opposed to photoorganotrophy.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

photolithotrophy

/ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)lɪˈθɒtrəfi/