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sap·ro·phyte

 (săp′rə-fīt′)
n.
An organism, especially a fungus or bacterium, that derives its nourishment from dead or decaying organic matter. Also called saprobe.

sap′ro·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
sap′ro·phyt′i·cal·ly adv.
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saprophyte

(ˈsæprəʊˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) any plant that lives and feeds on dead organic matter using mycorrhizal fungi associated with its roots; a saprotrophic plant
saprophytic adj
ˌsaproˈphytically adv
ˈsaproˌphytism n
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sap•ro•phyte

(ˈsæp rəˌfaɪt)

n.
any organism that lives on dead organic matter.
[1870–75]
sap`ro•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
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sap·ro·phyte

(săp′rə-fīt′)
An organism, especially a fungus or bacterium, that lives on and gets its nourishment from dead organisms or decaying organic material.

saprophytic (săp′rə-fĭt′ĭk) adjective
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saprophyte

An organism that feeds on dead organic material, e.g. a mushroom.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saprophyte - an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacteriumsaprophyte - 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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Translations

sap·ro·phyte

n. saprófito, organismo vegetal que vive en materia orgánica pútrida.
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They can live saprophytically in soil but prefer the parasitic form if appropriate hosts are available.
Cereal plants can be infected by mycotoxins by fungi growing as pathogens on plants or growing saprophytically on stored plants [9].
Hyphomycetes include dermatophytes and a great variety of non dermatophytic filamentous fungi.(Mukesh and Sharma, 2010).The majority of dermatophytes can live saprophytically and every keratinophilic fungi can be considered as a potential pathogen.