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saprotroph

/ˈsæprəʊˌtrəʊf/
noun
1.
any organism, esp a fungus or bacterium, that lives and feeds on dead organic matter Also called saprobe, saprobiont
Derived Forms
saprotrophic (ˌsæprəʊˈtrəʊfɪk) adjective
saprotrophically, adverb
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