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sapro-

1.
a combining form meaning “rotten,” used in the formation of compound words:
saprogenic.
Also, especially before a vowel, sapr-.
Origin
< Greek, combining form of saprós
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British Dictionary definitions for sapro-

sapro-

combining form
1.
indicating dead or decaying matter saprogenic, saprolite
Word Origin
from Greek sapros rotten
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sapro- in Medicine

sapro- or sapr-
pref.

  1. Decay; putrefaction; decomposition: saprogenic.

  2. Dead or decaying organic material: saprophyte.

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