|See also saprophyte an organism, esp a fungus, that lives on decaying organisms; a saprotroph|
|[C20: from Greek, from |
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
saprobe sap·robe (sāp'rōb')
An organism that derives its nourishment from nonliving or decaying organic matter.