Definitions for saprophyteˈsæp rəˌfaɪt

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  1. saprophyte, saprophytic organism(noun)

    an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium

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  1. saprophyte(Noun)

    Any organism that lives on dead organic matter, as certain fungi and bacteria.

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  1. Saprophyte(noun)

    any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe

  2. Origin: [Gr. sapro`s rotten + fyto`n a plant.]

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