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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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 +See also:
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 +[[chemoautotrophs]]
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 +[[photoautotrophs]]
 +[[Photoheterotrophs]]
  
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