from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Obtaining nourishment by absorption of dissolved organic and inorganic materials, as in protozoans and some fungi.
- adj. Feeding on dead or decaying animal matter.
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- adj. feeding on dead or decaying animal matter
- adj. saprophagous
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- adj. (of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter
sapro- + -zoic (Wiktionary)
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