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saprozoic

/ˌsæprəʊˈzəʊɪk/
adjective
1.
(of animals or plants) feeding on dead organic matter
2.
of or relating to nutrition in which the nutrient substances are derived from dead organic matter
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saprozoic in Medicine

saprozoic sap·ro·zo·ic (sāp'rə-zō'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Obtaining nourishment by absorption of dissolved organic and inorganic materials, as occurs in certain protozoa and some fungi.

  2. Feeding on dead or on decaying animal matter.

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