(of animals or plants) feeding on dead organic matter
of or relating to nutrition in which the nutrient substances are derived from dead organic matter

saprozoic sap·ro·zo·ic (sāp’rə-zō’ĭk)

Obtaining nourishment by absorption of dissolved organic and inorganic materials, as occurs in certain protozoa and some fungi.

Feeding on dead or on decaying animal matter.


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