saprobic

adjective
sa·​pro·​bic | \ sa-ˈprō-bik How to pronounce saprobic (audio) \

Medical Definition of saprobic

: saprophytic also : living in or being an environment rich in organic matter and relatively free from oxygen

Other Words from saprobic

saprobically \ -​bi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce saprobically (audio) \ adverb

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“Saprobic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/saprobic. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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