holosaprophyte

noun

holo·​saprophyte
"+
: a totally saprophytic organism : an obligate saprophyte compare hemisaprophyte

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hol- + saprophyte; originally formed in German

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“Holosaprophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holosaprophyte. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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