Definition of Saprophytes

1. Noun. (plural of saprophyte) ¹



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Definition of Saprophytes

1. saprophyte [n] - See also: saprophyte

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saprophytes

saprogenicity
saprol
saprolite
saprolites
sapropel
sapropelic
sapropels
saprophagan
saprophage
saprophages
saprophagic
saprophagous
saprophagy
saprophilous
saprophyte
saprophytes (current term)
saprophytic
saprophytic organism
saprophytically
saprophytism
sapropterin
saprotroph
saprotrophic
saprotrophs
saproxanthin
saprozoic
saprozoonosis
saps
sapsago
sapsagos

Literary usage of Saprophytes

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1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"saprophytes in water, on the bark of trees, and on rocks.—saprophytes in the humus of woods, meadows, and moors.—Special relations between saprophytes and ..."

2. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Resemblances to saprophytes. Organs of absorption : haustoria. ... They are four in number—lianes, epiphytes, saprophytes, parasites. ..."

3. Botany for High Schools by George Francis Atkinson (1912)
"Humus saprophytes.—Humus is composed of organic matter, largely plant remains ... As stated in the second paragraph of this chapter, saprophytes are plants ..."

4. Agricultural Botany, Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1913)
"Mode of Life : saprophytes and Parasites. —On account of the absence of chlorophyll and chloroplasts, fungi are unable to manufacture the complex carbon ..."

5. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1920)
"(1) saprophytes. The bacteria found in the sputum are very numerous and under normal conditions are purely saprophytic. We may even at times find many truly ..."

6. Botany for High Schools by George Francis Atkinson (1910)
"Humus saprophytes.—Humus is composed of organic matter, largely plant remains ... As stated in the opening paragraph of this chapter, saprophytes are plants ..."

7. Physiological Botany by George Lincoln Goodale (1885)
"True parasites obtain their nourishment from living organisms, whereas humus-plants, or saprophytes, live upon the structures of dead ones. ..."

8. Botany for High Schhools by George Francis Atkinson (1912)
"Humus saprophytes.—Humus is composed of organic matter, largely plant remains ... As stated in the second paragraph of this chapter, saprophytes are plants ..."

9. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"saprophytes in water, on the bark of trees, and on rocks.—saprophytes in the humus of woods, meadows, and moors.—Special relations between saprophytes and ..."

10. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Resemblances to saprophytes. Organs of absorption : haustoria. ... They are four in number—lianes, epiphytes, saprophytes, parasites. ..."

11. Botany for High Schools by George Francis Atkinson (1912)
"Humus saprophytes.—Humus is composed of organic matter, largely plant remains ... As stated in the second paragraph of this chapter, saprophytes are plants ..."

12. Agricultural Botany, Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1913)
"Mode of Life : saprophytes and Parasites. —On account of the absence of chlorophyll and chloroplasts, fungi are unable to manufacture the complex carbon ..."

13. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1920)
"(1) saprophytes. The bacteria found in the sputum are very numerous and under normal conditions are purely saprophytic. We may even at times find many truly ..."

14. Botany for High Schools by George Francis Atkinson (1910)
"Humus saprophytes.—Humus is composed of organic matter, largely plant remains ... As stated in the opening paragraph of this chapter, saprophytes are plants ..."

15. Physiological Botany by George Lincoln Goodale (1885)
"True parasites obtain their nourishment from living organisms, whereas humus-plants, or saprophytes, live upon the structures of dead ones. ..."

16. Botany for High Schhools by George Francis Atkinson (1912)
"Humus saprophytes.—Humus is composed of organic matter, largely plant remains ... As stated in the second paragraph of this chapter, saprophytes are plants ..."

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