saprogen

[ sap-ruh-juh n, -jen ]
/ ˈsæp rə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /

noun Biology.

a plant or animal that can produce decay.

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Origin of saprogen

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Medical definitions for saprogen

saprogen
[ săprə-jən, -jĕn′ ]

n.

An organism that lives on dead organic matter and causes its decay.
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