saprophytic organism


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Noun1.saprophytic organism - an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacteriumsaprophytic organism - an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
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This Gram-positive, saprophytic organism is intimately associated with sebaceous glands.
As part of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-sponsored program, the College of Idaho's Fall 2012 BIO201 class isolated and characterized 15 new mycobacteriophages from Idaho soil that infect Mycobacterium smegmatis, a saprophytic organism found in soil, water, and plants.
Aspergillus species are saprophytic organisms that are ubiquitous in environment and are opportunistic pathogens.