saprozoic


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saprozoic

 [sap″ro-zo´ik]
living on decayed organic matter; said of animals, especially protozoa.
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sap·ro·zo·ic

(sap'rō-zō'ik),
Living in decaying organic matter; especially denoting certain protozoa.
[sapro- + G. zōikos, relating to animals]
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saprozoic

(săp′rə-zō′ĭk)
adj.
Obtaining nourishment by absorption of dissolved organic and inorganic materials, as certain protozoans and nematodes do.
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sap·ro·zo·ic

(sap'rŏ-zō'ik)
Living in decaying organic matter; especially denoting some protozoa.
[sapro- + G. zōikos, relating to animals]
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