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saprotroph

noun
  1. any organism, esp a fungus or bacterium, that lives and feeds on dead organic matterAlso called: saprobe, saprobiont
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Derived Formssaprotrophic (ˌsæprəʊˈtrəʊfɪk), adjectivesaprotrophically, adverb
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