saprophilous

Living in rotting waste

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • saprophilous — Thriving on decaying organic matter. [sapro + G. philos, fond] * * * sa·proph·i·lous sa präf ə ləs adj SAPROPHYTIC specif thriving in decaying matter <saprophilous bacteria> * * * sa·proph·i·lous (sə profґĭ ləs) [sapro + phil …   Medical dictionary

  • saprophilous — sa·proph·i·lous …   English syllables

  • saprophilous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • rotting — Synonyms and related words: bad, cankered, carious, corrupt, decayed, decomposed, festering, foul, gangrened, gangrenous, gone bad, mortified, necrosed, necrotic, peccant, putrefacient, putrefactive, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, rotten,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • saprophytic — Synonyms and related words: accompanying, accordant, agreeing, associate, associated, at one with, coacting, coactive, coadunate, coincident, collaborative, collective, collusive, combined, combining, concerted, concomitant, concordant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • septic — Synonyms and related words: bad, bad for, cankered, contaminated, diseased, foul, gangrened, gangrenous, harmful, infected, injurious, insalubrious, insanitary, morbid, morbific, mortified, noisome, noxious, pathogenic, pathological, peccant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • saprophagous —   a. feeding on decaying matter.    ♦ saprophilous, a. flourishing in decaying matter …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • saprophile — n. a bacterium inhabiting putrid matter. Derivatives: saprophilous adj …   Useful english dictionary

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