Definition of Saprobe

1. Noun. An organism that lives in and derives its nourishment from organic matter in stagnant or foul water.

Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Derivative terms: Saprobic

Definition of Saprobe

1. Noun. An organism that lives off of dead or decaying organic material. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saprobe

1. an organism that derives its nourishment from decaying organic matter [n -S] : SAPROBIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Saprobe

1. An organism that obtains its food directly from decaying organic material. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saprobe

sapple
sappled
sapples
sappling
sappodilla
sappodillas
sappy
sapr-
sapraemia
sapraemias
sapremia
sapremias
sapremic
saprists
sapro-
saprobe (current term)
saprobes
saprobial
saprobic
saprodontia
saprogen
saprogenic
saprogenicities
saprogenicity
saprol
saprolite
saprolites
sapropel
sapropelic
sapropels

Literary usage of Saprobe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Managing Forest Ecosystems to Conserve Fungus Diversity and Sustain Wild edited by David Pilz, Randy Molina (1998)
"... and Ower and others (1986) established that M. esculenta can be cultivated from spores and complete its entire life cycle as a saprobe. ..."

2. A Manual of Rice Seed Health Testing by T W Mew, J K Misra (1994)
"... it cannot be grown in culture on nonliving media obligate saprobe = an organism that must obtain its food from dead organic matter and is incapable of ..."

3. Mikroskopische Untersuchung des Wassers: Mit Bezug auf die in Abwässern und by Emanuel Senft (1905)
"Es wird daher ein Wasser, welches saprobe Organismen in größerer Anzahl von Spezien enthält, zum menschlichen Genusse bedenklich erscheinen müssen. ..."

4. Managing Forest Ecosystems to Conserve Fungus Diversity and Sustain Wild edited by David Pilz, Randy Molina (1998)
"... and Ower and others (1986) established that M. esculenta can be cultivated from spores and complete its entire life cycle as a saprobe. ..."

5. A Manual of Rice Seed Health Testing by T W Mew, J K Misra (1994)
"... it cannot be grown in culture on nonliving media obligate saprobe = an organism that must obtain its food from dead organic matter and is incapable of ..."

6. Mikroskopische Untersuchung des Wassers: Mit Bezug auf die in Abwässern und by Emanuel Senft (1905)
"Es wird daher ein Wasser, welches saprobe Organismen in größerer Anzahl von Spezien enthält, zum menschlichen Genusse bedenklich erscheinen müssen. ..."

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