Definitions for saprophyteˈsæp rəˌfaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sap•ro•phyteˈsæp rəˌfaɪt(n.)

  1. any organism that lives on dead organic matter.

    Category: Zoology, Ecology

Origin of saprophyte:


sap`ro•phyt′ic-ˈfɪt ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saprophyte, saprophytic organism(noun)

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


  1. saprophyte(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  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


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