[sap-roh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ˌsæp roʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/
the branch of ecology that studies decaying organic matter or environments, especially saprophytes that derive nourishment in this way.


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  • Saprogenic

    adjective 1. producing putrefaction or decay, as certain bacteria. 2. formed by putrefaction. adjective 1. producing or resulting from decay: saprogenic bacteria 2. growing on decaying matter saprogenic sap·ro·gen·ic (sāp’rə-jěn’ĭk) or sa·prog·e·nous (sə-prŏj’ə-nəs) adj. Of, producing, or resulting from putrefaction. sap’ro·ge·nic’i·ty (-jə-nĭs’ĭ-tē) n.

  • Saprolite

    noun, Petrography. 1. soft, disintegrated, usually more or less decomposed rock remaining in its original place. noun 1. a deposit of earth, clay, silt, etc, formed by decomposition of rocks that has remained in its original site saprolite (sāp’rə-līt’) Soft, thoroughly decomposed and porous rock, often rich in clay, formed by the in-place chemical weathering […]

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