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saprogen

[sap-ruh-juh n, -jen]
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noun Biology.
  1. a plant or animal that can produce decay.
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Origin of saprogen

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saprogen in Medicine

saprogen

(săprə-jən, -jĕn′)
n.
  1. An organism that lives on dead organic matter and causes its decay.
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