(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.
saprozoonosis sap·ro·zo·on·o·sis (sāp’rə-zō-ŏn’ə-sĭs, -zō’ə-nō’-) n. A zoonosis whose causative agent requires both a vertebrate host and a nonanimal reservoir or developmental site for completion of its life cycle.
noun 1. the juice or vital circulating fluid of a plant, especially of a woody plant. 2. any vital body fluid. 3. energy; vitality. 4. sapwood. 5. Slang. a fool; dupe. 6. Metallurgy. soft metal at the core of a bar of blister steel. verb (used with object), sapped, sapping. 7. to drain the sap […]
noun 1. a strong, hard, usually green cheese of Swiss origin, made with sour skim milk and sweet clover. noun 1. a hard greenish Swiss cheese made with sour skimmed milk and coloured and flavoured with clover
noun 1. any of several American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus that drill holes in maple, apple, hemlock, etc., drinking the sap and eating the insects that gather there. noun 1. either of two North American woodpeckers, Sphyrapicus varius or S. thyroideus, that have white wing patches and feed on the sap from trees