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saprobe

 [sa´prōb]
an organism, usually referring to a fungus, that feeds on dead or decaying organic matter. See also saprophyte. adj., adj sapro´bic.
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sa·probe

(sa'prōb),
An organism that lives on dead organic material. This term is preferable to saprophyte, because bacteria and fungi are no longer regarded as plants.
[sapro- + G. bios, life]
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saprobe

(săp′rōb′)
sap·ro′bic (-bĭk) adj.
sap·ro′bi·cal·ly adv.
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sap·robe

(sap'rōb)
An organism that lives on dead organic material. usage note This term is preferable to saprophyte, because bacteria and fungi are no longer regarded as plants.
[sapro- + G. bios, life]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sap·robe

(sap'rōb)
An organism that lives on dead organic material. usage note This term is preferable to saprophyte, because bacteria and fungi are no longer regarded as plants.
[sapro- + G. bios, life]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012