saprobiology

[ sap-roh-bahy-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌsæp roʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of ecology that studies decaying organic matter or environments, especially saprophytes that derive nourishment in this way.

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OTHER WORDS FROM saprobiology

sap·ro·bi·o·log·i·cal [sap-roh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌsæp roʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivesap·ro·bi·ol·o·gist, noun

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