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"saprophyte" in British English

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saprophytenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsæp.rə.faɪt/ /ˈsæp.rə.faɪt/ specialized

an organism, such as a fungus or a bacterium, that lives and feeds on dead and decaying plant and animal matter

(Definition of “saprophyte” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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saprophytenoun [ C ]

/ˈsæp·rəˌfɑɪt/

biology an organism that lives and feeds on dead and decaying plant and animal matter

(Definition of “saprophyte” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)