Origin of sapro-
Words nearby sapro-
WORDS THAT USE SAPRO-
What does sapro- mean?
Sapro- comes from the Greek saprós, meaning “rotten, putrid.”
What are variants of sapro-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, sapro- becomes sapr-, as in sapremia.
Examples of sapro-
We know that sapro- means “rotten.” So, what about the –phyte part of the word? It means “plant.” Saprophyte literally translates to “rotten plant”—that is, the organism eats decaying organic matter.
What are some words that use the combining form sapro-?
What are some other forms that sapro- may be commonly confused with?