: living in mud or ooze composed chiefly of decaying organic matter (as various freshwater protozoa)
: of, relating to, or derived from sapropel
the organic carbon may be humic (coaly) or sapropelic (bituminous)F. J. Pettijohn

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary sapropel + -ic

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“Sapropelic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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