Sapro meaning

saprō, saprə
Dead or decaying organic material.

Saprophyte.

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Decay; putrefaction; decomposition.

Saprogenic.

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Dead, putrefying, decaying.

Saprogenic.

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Origin of sapro

  • < Gr sapros, rotten

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek from sapros rotten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition