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An organism that feeds on or derives nourishment from decaying organic matter.
- ‘In contrast to ciliates, Opalina combined large cell size and the need for fast growth by evolving numerous genetically equivalent nuclei per cell (like siphoneous algae and many hyphal saprotrophs - fungi and pseudofungi).’
- ‘Fungal endophytes and saprotrophs generally play an important ecological role within plant tissues and dead plant material.’
Back-formation from saprotrophic.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.