Definition of Saprozoic

1. Adjective. (of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter.

Exact synonyms: Saprophagous
Similar to: Herbivorous



Definition of Saprozoic

1. Adjective. feeding on dead or decaying animal matter ¹

2. Adjective. saprophagous ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saprozoic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Saprozoic

1. Living in decaying organic matter; especially denoting certain protozoa. Origin: sapro-+ G. Zoikos, relating to animals (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saprozoic

saprophagic
saprophagous
saprophagy
saprophilous
saprophyte
saprophytes
saprophytic
saprophytic organism
saprophytically
saprophytism
sapropterin
saprotroph
saprotrophic
saprotrophs
saproxanthin
saprozoic (current term)
saprozoonosis
saps
sapsago
sapsagos
sapskull
sapskulls
sapsucker
sapsuckers
sapucaia
sapucaias
sapwood
sapwoods
saquinavir
saraband

Literary usage of Saprozoic

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

1. Human Parasitology: With Notes on Bacteriology, Mycology, Laboratory by Dámaso de Rivas (1920)
"The same is true of the flics, the majority of which have a saprozoic existence, but in the larval stage are capable of living as parasites in wounds or in ..."

2. Human Parasitology: With Notes on Bacteriology, Mycology, Laboratory by Dámaso de Rivas (1920)
"The same is true of the flics, the majority of which have a saprozoic existence, but in the larval stage are capable of living as parasites in wounds or in ..."

3. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"... dependence upon sunlight and inorganic materials, through the saprophytic or saprozoic, to the parasitic and pathogenic end of the series. ..."

4. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"... dependence upon sunlight and inorganic materials, through the saprophytic or saprozoic, to the parasitic and pathogenic end of the series. ..."

5. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles Edward Marshall (1921)
"... saprozoic or saprophytic, depending upon whether the organism i> designated as animal or plant. Whenever organisms require living tissues to sustain ..."

6. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles Edward Marshall (1921)
"... saprozoic or saprophytic, depending upon whether the organism i> designated as animal or plant. Whenever organisms require living tissues to sustain ..."

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