saprophyte Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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saprophytenoun [C]

uk   /ˈsæp.rə.faɪt/ specialized
an ​organism, such as a fungus or a bacterium, that ​lives and ​feeds on ​dead and ​decayingplant and ​animalmatter
(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 ​decayingplant and ​animalmatter
(Definition of saprophyte from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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