saprophagous


sa·proph·a·gous

adjective \sa-ˈprä-fə-gəs\

Definition of SAPROPHAGOUS

:  feeding on decaying matter

Origin of SAPROPHAGOUS

New Latin saprophagus, from sapr- + -phagus -phagous
First Known Use: 1819

sa·proph·a·gous

adjective \sa-ˈpräf-ə-gəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SAPROPHAGOUS

: feeding on decaying matter <saprophagous insects>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: saprophyte
Previous Word in the Dictionary: saprophagan (adjective)
All Words Near: saprophagous

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up saprophagous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More