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saprobe

[ sap-rohb ]
/ 藞s忙p ro蕣b /
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Origin of saprobe

First recorded in 1932; sapro- + (micro)be

OTHER WORDS FROM saprobe

sa路pro路bic [suh-proh-bik, -prob-ik], /s蓹藞pro蕣 b瑟k, -藞pr蓲b 瑟k/, adjectivesa路pro路bi路cal路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for saprobe

saprobe
/ (藞s忙pr蓹蕣b) /

noun
an organism, esp a fungus, that lives on decaying organisms; a saprotrophSee also saprophyte

Derived forms of saprobe

saprobic, adjective

Word Origin for saprobe

C20: from Greek, from sapro- + bios life
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