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producing putrefaction or decay, as certain bacteria.
formed by putrefaction.
producing or resulting from decay: saprogenic bacteria
growing on decaying matter

saprogenic sap·ro·gen·ic (sāp’rə-jěn’ĭk) or sa·prog·e·nous (sə-prŏj’ə-nəs)
Of, producing, or resulting from putrefaction.
sap’ro·ge·nic’i·ty (-jə-nĭs’ĭ-tē) n.


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