chemoautotroph

(redirected from Chemoautotrophs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to Chemoautotrophs: chemosynthesis, Heterotrophs

chemoautotroph

[‚kē·mō‚ȯd·ə′träf·ik]
(microbiology)
Any of a number of autotrophic bacteria and protozoans which do not carry out photosynthesis.