adverb see saprophytic

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  • saprophytically — See saprophytic. * * * …   Universalium

  • saprophytically — adv. like an organism that feeds on dead or decaying flesh …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saprophytically — sap·ro·phyt·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • saprophytically — adverb see saprophytic I * * * saprophytˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑sapro …   Useful english dictionary

  • saprophytic — adjective Date: 1882 obtaining food by absorbing dissolved organic material; especially obtaining nourishment from the products of organic breakdown and decay < saprophytic fungi > • saprophytically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saprophyte — saprophytic /sap reuh fit ik/, adj. saprophytically, adv. /sap reuh fuyt /, n. any organism that lives on dead organic matter, as certain fungi and bacteria. Also called saprobe. [1870 75; SAPRO + PHYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • lower vascular plant — ▪ biology Introduction formerly  pteridophyte,  also called  vascular cryptogam,         any of the spore bearing vascular plants, including the ferns, club mosses, spike mosses, quillworts, horsetails, and whisk ferns. Once considered of the… …   Universalium

  • saprophytism — sap·ro·phyt·ism sap rə .fīt .iz əm n the condition of feeding saprophytically …   Medical dictionary

  • saprophyte — [ saprə(ʊ)fʌɪt] noun Biology a plant, fungus, or microorganism that lives on decaying matter. Derivatives saprophytic adjective saprophytically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • histoplasma — ˌhistəˈplazmə noun Etymology: New Latin, from hist + plasma 1. capitalized : a genus of fungi (family Coccidioidaceae) usually considered to consist of a single widespread species (H. capsulatum) of fungi that cause histoplasmosis, live… …   Useful english dictionary

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