saprophyte

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sapro- (putrid matter) +‎ -phyte (plant, growth)

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saprophyte (plural saprophytes)

  1. Any organism that lives on dead organic matter, as certain fungi and bacteria.

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Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 11:45