saprozoic


saprozoic

adjective

  1. (of animals or plants) feeding on dead organic matter
  2. of or relating to nutrition in which the nutrient substances are derived from dead organic matter

adj.

  1. Obtaining nourishment by absorption of dissolved organic and inorganic materials, as occurs in certain protozoa and some fungi.
  2. Feeding on dead or on decaying animal matter.

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