Definitions for saprophyteˈsæp rəˌfaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any organism that lives on dead organic matter.
Category: Zoology, Ecology
Origin of saprophyte:
saprophyte, saprophytic organism(noun)
an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium
Any organism that lives on dead organic matter, as certain fungi and bacteria.
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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