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saprophyte definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium [syn: saprophyte, saprophytic organism]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1870 a saprophytic organism

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any plant or micro-organism living on dead or decayed organic matter. Derivatives: saprophytic adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Saprophyte Sap"ro*phyte, n. [Gr. sapro`s rotten + fyto`n a plant.] (Bot.) Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.

Moby Thesaurus

algae, autophyte, bean, bracken, brown algae, climber, conferva, confervoid, creeper, diatom, fern, fruits and vegetables, fucus, fungus, grapevine, green algae, gulfweed, herb, heterophyte, ivy, kelp, legume, lentil, liana, lichen, liverwort, mold, moss, mushroom, parasite, parasitic plant, pea, perthophyte, phytoplankton, planktonic algae, plant families, puffball, pulse, red algae, rockweed, rust, sargasso, sargassum, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seaweed, smut, succulent, toadstool, vetch, vine, wort, wrack



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