What does saprophyte mean?

Definitions for saprophyteˈsæp rəˌfaɪt

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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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saprophyte

    sap′rō-fīt, n. a plant that feeds upon decaying vegetable matter.—adjs. Saprophyt′ic, Saproph′ilous.—adv. Saprophyt′ically.—n. Sap′rophytism. [Gr. sapros, rotten, phyton, a plant.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saprophyte in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saprophyte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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