Adjective "saprophytic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/saprə(ʊ)ˈfɪtɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'In the standard saprophytic serovars and the saprophytic isolates from water sources there was no digestion with this enzyme and the original 482 bp band appeared as such in these strains.'
  2. 'Specific carbohydrates are hypothesized to have a key role in the transition from the parasitic to saprophytic stage.'

Definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"somes can be saprophytic."

"fungi can be saprophytic."

Origin

(saprophyte)