saprobiology

saprobiology

[sap-roh-bahy-ol-uh-jee]
noun
the branch of ecology that studies decaying organic matter or environments, especially saprophytes that derive nourishment in this way.

saprobiological [sap-roh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
saprobiologist, noun
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