saprogen

saprogen

[sap-ruh-juhn, -jen]
noun Biology.
a plant or animal that can produce decay.

Origin:
sapro- + -gen

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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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