Definition of dissimilatory in English:

dissimilatory

adjective

Linguistics

See dissimilate

  • ‘The ability to use Fe 3 + and S 0 as terminal electron acceptors, while oxidizing organic contaminants to yield carbon dioxide, is shared by most of these dissimilatory metal-reducing bacteria.’
  • ‘Dissimilatory sulfate respiration is one of the most primitive pathways for energy production.’
  • ‘Dissimilatory metal-reducing bacteria (DMRB), which are ubiquitous in soils and aquifers, couple.’

Pronunciation

dissimilatory

/dɪˈsɪmɪlət(ə)ri/