Related formssa·pro·bic [suh-proh-bik, -prob-ik] /səˈproʊ bɪk, -ˈprɒb ɪk/, adjectivesa·pro·bi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for saprobe
Derived Formssaprobic, adjective
- an organism, esp a fungus, that lives on decaying organisms; a saprotrophSee also saprophyte
C20: from Greek, from sapro- + bios life
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Related formssap•ro′bi•al (să-prō′bē-əl) null adj.
- An organism that derives its nourishment from nonliving or decaying organic matter.
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