OTHER WORDS FROM saprophytesap·ro·phyt·ic [sap-ruh-fit-ik], /ˌsæp rəˈfɪt ɪk/, adjectivesap·ro·phyt·i·cal·ly, adverb
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(b) Both saprophytic and facultative parasitic bacteria agree in requiring non-concentrated food.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
The saprophytic bacteria are the bacteria of decay, putrefaction, and fermentation.
The ground bacteria are divided into two groups—saprophytic and pathogenic.
Nearly all bacteria, owing to the absence of chlorophyll, are saprophytic or parasitic forms.
That these later organisms are saprophytic, although not bacterial, there can be no doubt.