saprophyte

noun sap·ro·phyte \ ˈsa-prə-ˌfīt \

Definition of saprophyte

: a saprophytic organism

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saprophyte

noun sap·ro·phyte \ ˈsap-rə-ˌfīt \

medical Definition of saprophyte

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

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