[sap-ruh-juh n, -jen]

noun Biology.

a plant or animal that can produce decay.

Origin of saprogen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for saprogen


[săprə-jən, -jĕn′]


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