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saprophyte

noun sap·ro·phyte \ˈsa-prə-ˌfīt\

Definition of SAPROPHYTE

:  a saprophytic organism

Origin of SAPROPHYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1870

saprophyte

noun sap·ro·phyte \ˈsap-rə-ˌfīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SAPROPHYTE

:  a saprophytic organism; especially :  a plant living on dead or decaying organic matter

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