saprogenic

saprogenic

[sap-roh-jen-ik]
adjective
1.
producing putrefaction or decay, as certain bacteria.
2.
formed by putrefaction.
Also, saprogenous [suh-proj-uh-nuhs] .


Origin:
1875–80; sapro- + -genic

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saprogenic or saprogenous (ˌsæprəʊˈdʒɛnɪk, sæˈprɒdʒɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  producing or resulting from decay: saprogenic bacteria
2.  growing on decaying matter
 
saprogenous or saprogenous
 
adj
 
saprogenicity or saprogenous
 
n

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saprogenic sap·ro·gen·ic (sāp'rə-jěn'ĭk) or sa·prog·e·nous (sə-prŏj'ə-nəs)
adj.
Of, producing, or resulting from putrefaction.


sap'ro·ge·nic'i·ty (-jə-nĭs'ĭ-tē) n.
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