saprobically

saprobe

[sap-rohb]
noun Biology.

Origin:
1932; sapro- + (micro)be

saprobic [suh-proh-bik, -prob-ik] , adjective
saprobically, adverb
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saprobe (ˈsæprəʊb)
 
n
See also saprophyte an organism, esp a fungus, that lives on decaying organisms; a saprotroph
 
[C20: from Greek, from sapro- + bios life]
 
sap'robic
 
adj

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saprobe sap·robe (sāp'rōb')
n.
An organism that derives its nourishment from nonliving or decaying organic matter.


sap·ro'bi·al (sā-prō'bē-əl) or sap·ro'bic (-bĭk) adj.
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