saprozoic

adjective
sap·​ro·​zo·​ic | \ ˌsa-prə-ˈzō-ik How to pronounce saprozoic (audio) \

Definition of saprozoic

: saprophytic used of animals (such as protozoans)

First Known Use of saprozoic

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about saprozoic

Time Traveler for saprozoic

Time Traveler

The first known use of saprozoic was circa 1920

See more words from the same year

Statistics for saprozoic

Cite this Entry

“Saprozoic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saprozoic. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for saprozoic

saprozoic

adjective
sap·​ro·​zo·​ic | \ ˌsap-rə-ˈzō-ik How to pronounce saprozoic (audio) \

Medical Definition of saprozoic

: saprophytic used of animals (as protozoans)

Comments on saprozoic

What made you want to look up saprozoic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!