Chemosynthesis

Chem`o*syn"the*sis

(?), n. [Chemical + synthesis.] (Plant Physiol.) Synthesis of organic compounds by energy derived from chemical changes or reactions. Chemosynthesis of carbohydrates occurs in the nitrite bacteria through the oxidation of ammonia to nitrous acid, and in the nitrate bacteria through the conversion of nitrous into nitric acid. -- Chem`o*syn*thet"ic (#), a.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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Chem`o*tax"is

(?), n. Formerly also

Chem`i*o*tax"is

}. [Chemical + Gr. arrangement, fr. to arrange.] (Biol.) The sensitiveness exhibited by small free-swimming organisms, as bacteria, zospores of alg, etc., to chemical substances held in solution. They may be attracted (positive chemotaxis) or repelled (negative chemotaxis). -- Chem`o*tac"tic (#), a. -- Chem`o*tac"tic*al*ly, adv.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

chemotherapeutic

chemotherapeutical

adj. of or pertaining to chemotherapy; using chemotherapy; having properties beneficial for chemotherapy.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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