Saprozoic definitions

săp'rə-zō'ĭk
Absorbing simple organic material and dissolved salts for nourishment.
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Of a saprophyte, esp. an animal parasite lacking a functional digestive system, as the tapeworm.
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Obtaining nourishment by absorption of dissolved organic and inorganic materials, as certain protozoans and nematodes do.
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Obtaining nourishment by absorption of dissolved organic and inorganic materials, as certain protozoans and nematodes do.
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Feeding on dead or decaying animal matter.
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Origin of saprozoic

sapro- +"Ž -zoic