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SAPROPHYTE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does saprophyte mean? 

SAPROPHYTE (noun)
  The noun SAPROPHYTE has 1 sense:

1. an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium

  Familiarity information: SAPROPHYTE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAPROPHYTE (noun)


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Meaning:

An organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

saprophyte; saprophytic organism

Hypernyms ("saprophyte" is a kind of...):

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)


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