Definition of dissimilatory in US English:

dissimilatory

adjective

Linguistics
  • See dissimilate

    • ‘Dissimilatory sulfate respiration is one of the most primitive pathways for energy production.’
    • ‘Dissimilatory metal-reducing bacteria (DMRB), which are ubiquitous in soils and aquifers, couple.’
    • ‘The ability to use Fe 3 + and S 0 as terminal electron acceptors, while oxidizing organic contaminants to yield carbon dioxide, is shared by most of these dissimilatory metal-reducing bacteria.’

Pronunciation

dissimilatory

/-ləˌtôrē/