saprophyte

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsæprəʊfaɪt/

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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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