from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being saprophytic; the state of living on decaying vegetable matter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun State or fact of being saprophytic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The condition of being
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No examples of total saprophytism or of parasitism are known, but two interesting cases of a symbiosis with other organisms which is probably a mutually beneficial one, though the nature of the physiological relation between the organisms is not clearly established, may be mentioned.