noun. an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium.
- saprophytic organism
- -phyte (English)
- φυτόν (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- sapro- (English)
- σαπρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Sentences with saprophyte
1. Noun, singular or mass
This yellow fungus parasol mushroom is actually beneficial to your soil because it is a saprophyte.