Saprophyte

Organisms (usually fungus) living on dead and decaying tissue.

saprophyte

Organism that feeds on complex organic materials, often the dead and decaying bodies of other organisms. Many fungi are saprophytic

Saprophyte

• (n.) Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.
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saprophyte

<microbiology> An organism whose nutrition involves uptake of dissolved organic material from decaying plant or animal matter. ... Origin: Gr. Phyton = plant ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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saprophyte

(from the article `angiosperm`) ...(primary producers) that use solar radiation, carbon dioxide, water, and minerals to synthesize organic compounds; oxygen is a by-product of these ... ...chain, a plant-eating animal is eaten by a larger animal. In a parasite chain, a smaller organism consumes part of a larger host and may itself be .....
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saprophyte

(Gk: sapros=putrid; phyton=plant) an organism depending on dead organic remains for its food, e.g. mushrooms and many forms of bacteria. The activities of saprophytic bacteria are immensely important, as they make available to living organisms much of the content of the dead matter in an acceptable form. Part of the plankton is also saprophytic but...
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saprophyte

(sapro- + Gr. phyton plant) a saprophytic (= whose nutrition involves uptake of dissolved organic material from decaying plant or animal matter) organism.
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saprophyte

(sap´ro-fīt) any organism, such as a bacterium or protozoon, living upon dead or decaying organic matter. For fungi, the preferred term is saprobe. adj., saprophyt´ic., adj.
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saprophyte

saprophytic organism noun an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium
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Saprophyte

Sap'ro·phyte noun [ Greek sapro`s rotten + fyto`n a plant.] (Botany) Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.
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saprophyte

A leafless (or nearly so) plant lacking chlorophyll that derives sustenance from decaying wood or other plant parts, in association with a symbiotic fungus.
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saprophyte

a plant lacking chlorophyll that obtains its nutrients from dead organic matter. The bacteria and fungi of decay are examples, but there are also flowering plants like the white Indian pipes of eastern US Temperate Broadleaf Deciduous Forests or the giant Rafflesia of the Indo-Malyasian formation of the Tropical Braodleaf Evergreen Forest that are ...
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Saprophyte

a plant that lives in dead organic matter and has only tubers, no leaves and an erect stem that blooms
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Saprophyte

a plant that lives in dead organic matter and has only tubers, no leaves and an erect stem that blooms
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Saprophyte

An organism living in and getting its food from dead organic material.
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Saprophyte

an organism that can obtain nutrients from dead organic material.
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saprophyte

An organism that fills its nutritional needs from dead and decaying organic matter.
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Saprophyte

an organism that obtains nutrition from dead organic matter.
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Saprophyte

It is an organism that feeds on dead and decaying plants and animals, causing decomposition.
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saprophyte

living on dead organic matter, rather than through photosynthesis
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saprophyte

Organism which feeds on dead and decaying organisms, allowing the nutrients to be recycled into the ecosystem. Fungi and bacteria are two groups with many important saprophytes.
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Saprophyte

Plant feeding on rotten vegetation in the ground
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Saprophyte

Plant feeding on rotten vegetation in the ground
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saprophyte

plant living on dead or decaying matter
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saprophyte

saprophyte (săp'rufīt") , any plant that depends on dead plant or animal tissue for a source of nutrition and metabolic energy, e.g., most fungi (molds) and a few flowering plants, such as Indian pipe and some orchids. Most saprophytes do not produce chlorophyll and therefore do ...
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