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Lithoautotroph vs. Reduced

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Lithoautotrophnoun

(biology) A microbe that takes energy from reduced compounds of minerals.

Reducedverb

simple past tense and past participle of reduce

Lithoautotroph

A lithoautotroph is an organism which derives energy from reactions of reduced compounds of mineral (inorganic) origin. Two types of lithoautotrophs are distinguished by their energy source; photolithoautotrophs derive their energy from light while chemolithoautotrophs (chemolithotrophs or chemoautotrophs) derive their energy from chemical reactions.

Reducedadjective

Made smaller or less; having undergone reduction.

‘the reduced prices in a summer sale’;

Reducedadjective

Discounted in price.

‘the reduced goods at the sale’;

Reducedadjective

(cookery) Of a sauce etc.: made more concentrated.

‘The chicken was served in a reduced red wine sauce.’;

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Reducedadjective

made less in size or amount or degree

Reducedadjective

well below normal (especially in price)

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