Definition of Saprobic

1. Adjective. Living in or being an environment rich in organic matter but lacking oxygen.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Partainyms: Saprobe
Derivative terms: Saprobe



Definition of Saprobic

1. saprobe [adj] - See also: saprobe

Medical Definition of Saprobic

1. Pertaining to a saprobe. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saprobic

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

Literary usage of Saprobic

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)
"saprobic fungi perform essential ecosystem functions by decomposing organic matter ... Many saprobic macrofungi can decompose cellulose, chitin, and lignin, ..."

2. Ecology & Management of the Commerically Harvested American Matsutake Mushroom by David Hosford, David Pilz, Randy Molina, Michael Amaranthus (1997)
"Various researchers have reported characteristics of saprobic, parasitic, ... Likewise, many mycorrhizal fungi have some saprobic (decompositional) ..."

3. Diseases of Tropical Acacias: Proceedings of an International Workshop Held by K M Old, J K Sharma, S S Lee (1997)
"Phoma species are particularly difficult to identify, and vary from being strong pathogens to completely saprobic. If Acacia flavescens is to be considered ..."

4. Children's Environmental Health Research: Indoor Mold and Children's Health edited by Allen Dearry, Gwen Collman (2000)
"... and their rigid cell walls are confined to a saprobic and/or parasitic lifestyle in which they absorb soluble nutrients through the cell membrane. ..."

5. Managing Forest Ecosystems to Conserve Fungus Diversity and Sustain Wild edited by David Pilz, Randy Molina (1998)
"saprobic fungi perform essential ecosystem functions by decomposing organic matter ... Many saprobic macrofungi can decompose cellulose, chitin, and lignin, ..."

6. Ecology & Management of the Commerically Harvested American Matsutake Mushroom by David Hosford, David Pilz, Randy Molina, Michael Amaranthus (1997)
"Various researchers have reported characteristics of saprobic, parasitic, ... Likewise, many mycorrhizal fungi have some saprobic (decompositional) ..."

7. Diseases of Tropical Acacias: Proceedings of an International Workshop Held by K M Old, J K Sharma, S S Lee (1997)
"Phoma species are particularly difficult to identify, and vary from being strong pathogens to completely saprobic. If Acacia flavescens is to be considered ..."

8. Children's Environmental Health Research: Indoor Mold and Children's Health edited by Allen Dearry, Gwen Collman (2000)
"... and their rigid cell walls are confined to a saprobic and/or parasitic lifestyle in which they absorb soluble nutrients through the cell membrane. ..."

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