(of animals or plants) feeding on dead organic matter
of or relating to nutrition in which the nutrient substances are derived from dead organic matter
- shook up,
- shoot down,
- shoot for,
- shoot from the hip,
- shoot off one's mouth,
- shoot one's bolt
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Obtaining nourishment by absorption of dissolved organic and inorganic materials, as occurs in certain protozoa and some fungi.
Feeding on dead or on decaying animal matter.
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