saprophilous

adjective
sa·​proph·​i·​lous | \ sa-ˈpräf-ə-ləs How to pronounce saprophilous (audio) \

Medical Definition of saprophilous

: saprophytic specifically : thriving in decaying matter saprophilous bacteria

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“Saprophilous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/saprophilous. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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