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English Word:

saprophyte


English Pronunciation:

sap•ro•phyte


Noun:


⇨Etymology

Greek


⇨Definition

(Botanical) Any plant growing on dacayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

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


Synonyms:

saprobe


Noun:

saprophyte (plural saprophytes) Any organism that lives on dead organic matter, as certain fungi and bacteria.


Reference:

saprophyte

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3.sap fagot
4.sap green
5.sap roller
6.sap rot
7.sap tube
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9.sapadillo
10.sapajo
11.sapajou
12.sapan
13.sapan wood
14.sapful
15.saphead
16.saphenous
17.saphenous vein
18.saphie
19.sapid
20.sapidity
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