Definitions for: Saprophyte


[n] an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium



Webster (1913) Definition: Sap"ro*phyte, n. [Gr. sapro`s rotten + fyto`n a
plant.] (Bot.)
Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as
most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as
the Indian pipe.

Synonyms: saprophytic organism

See Also: being, organism

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