saprozoic
adjective Date: circa 1920 saprophytic — used of animals (as protozoans)

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  • saprozoic — SAPROZÓIC, Ă adj. (despre animale) cu nutriţie saprofitică. (< engl. saprozoic) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • saprozoic — [sap΄rə zō′ik] adj. 〚 SAPRO + ZO(O) + IC〛 1. absorbing simple organic material and dissolved salts for nourishment: said of certain animals 2. of a saprophyte, esp. an animal parasite lacking a functional digestive system, as the tapew …   Universalium

  • saprozoic — [sap΄rə zō′ik] adj. [ SAPRO + ZO(O) + IC] 1. absorbing simple organic material and dissolved salts for nourishment: said of certain animals 2. of a saprophyte, esp. an animal parasite lacking a functional digestive system, as the tapeworm …   English World dictionary

  • saprozoic — adjective a) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter b) saprophagous …   Wiktionary

  • saprozoic — Living in decaying organic matter; especially denoting certain protozoa. [sapro + G. zoikos, relating to animals] * * * sap·ro·zo·ic .sap rə zō ik adj SAPROPHYTIC used of animals (as protozoans) * * * sap·ro·zo·ic (sap″ro zoґik) [sapro +… …   Medical dictionary

  • saprozoic — sap·ro·zo·ic …   English syllables

  • saprozoic —   a. applied to animals living on dead or decaying matter …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • saprozoic — adjective (of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter • Syn: ↑saprophagous • Similar to: ↑herbivorous * * * saprozōˈic adjective (Gr zōion an animal) feeding on dead or decaying organic material • • • Main Entry: ↑sapro …   Useful english dictionary

  • saprozoic nutrition — 1. Feeding on decaying organic matter. 2. Deriving sustenance by absorption of dissolved salts and simple organic nutrients from surrounding medium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • saprozoic nutrition — (sap ro zo ik) Having the type of nutrition in which organic nutrients are taken up in dissolved form; normally refers to animals or animal like organisms …   Dictionary of microbiology

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