saprogenic

adjective

sap·​ro·​gen·​ic ˌsa-prə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce saprogenic (audio)
: of, causing, or resulting from putrefaction
saprogenicity noun

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saprogenic was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Saprogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saprogenic. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

saprogenic

adjective
sap·​ro·​gen·​ic ˌsap-rə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce saprogenic (audio)
variants also saprogenous
: of, causing, or resulting from putrefaction
saprogenic bacteria
saprogenicity noun
plural saprogenicities
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