saprozoic


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Related to saprozoic: holozoic, coprozoic

sap·ro·zo·ic

 (săp′rə-zō′ĭk)
adj.
Obtaining nourishment by absorption of dissolved organic and inorganic materials, as certain protozoans and nematodes do.

saprozoic

(ˌsæprəʊˈzəʊɪk)
adj
1. (Biology) (of animals or plants) feeding on dead organic matter
2. (Biology) of or relating to nutrition in which the nutrient substances are derived from dead organic matter

saprozoic

Feeding by absorbing dissolved nutrients, as do protozoans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saprozoic - (of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter
herbivorous - feeding only on plants