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Meaning of SAPROPHYTE

Pronunciation:  'sapru`fIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium
 

SAPROPHYTE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: saprophytic organism
 
 See Also: being, organism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sap"ro*phyte\, n. [Gr. sapro`s rotten + fyto`n a
plant.] (Bot.)
Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as
most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as
the Indian pipe.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A plant which derives its nourishment from dead organic matter and usually lacks chlorophyll. Compare epiphyte, parasite.
 

 

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