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saprophytic

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adjective sap·ro·phyt·ic \ˌsap-rə-ˈfit-ik\

Medical Definition of saprophytic

  1. :  obtaining food by absorbing dissolved organic material; especially :  obtaining nourishment osmotically from the products of organic breakdown and decay <saprophytic fungi>

  2. sap·ro·phyt·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)-lē\play adverb




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