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A form of chemotrophic nutrition in which biosynthesis requires the oxidation of one or more of a variety of organic compounds acting as electron donors.
1940s; earliest use found in Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology. From chemo- + organo- + -trophy. Compare chemolithotrophy and photoorganotrophy.
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