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saprogen

[sap-ruh-juh n, -jen] /ˈsæp rə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/
noun, Biology
1.
a plant or animal that can produce decay.
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saprogen sap·ro·gen (sāp'rə-jən, -jěn')
n.
An organism that lives on dead organic matter and causes its decay.

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