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Feeding on organic material without photosynthesis: used to describe an organism that obtains its nourishment from organic, as opposed to inorganic, substances and does not require light energy for its metabolism. All animals, fungi, and many bacteria are chemoheterotrophic.

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glossary/chemoheterotrophs.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)