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Meaning of "saprophagous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAPROPHAGOUS

saprophagous  [sæˈprɒfəɡəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAPROPHAGOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Saprophagous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SAPROPHAGOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

saprophagous

Saprotrophic nutrition

Saprotrophic nutrition /sæprɵˈtrɒfɪk/ is a process of chemoheterotrophic extracellular digestion involved in the processing of dead or decayed organic matter. It occurs in saprotrophs or heterotrophs, and is most often associated with fungi and soil bacteria. Saprotrophic microscopic fungi are sometimes called saprobes; saprotrophic plants or bacterial flora are called saprophytes. The process is most often facilitated through the active transport of such materials through endocytosis within the internal mycelium and its constituent hyphae. Various word roots relating to decayed matter, eating and nutrition, and plants or life forms produce various terms, such as detritivore, detritophage, saprotroph, saprophyte, saprophage, and saprobe; their meanings overlap, although technical distinctions narrow the senses. For example, usage distinctions can be made based on macroscopic swallowing of detritus versus microscopic lysis of detritus.

Definition of saprophagous in the English dictionary

The definition of saprophagous in the dictionary is feeding on dead or decaying organic matter.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAPROPHAGOUS


anthropophagous
ˌænθrəˈpɒfəɡəs
anthropophagus
ˌænθrəˈpɒfəɡəs
coprophagous
kɒˈprɒfəɡəs
creophagous
krɪˈɒfəɡəs
entomophagous
ˌɛntəˈmɒfəɡəs
esophagus
iːˈsɒfəɡəs
hematophagous
ˌhiːməˈtɒfəɡəs
hylophagous
haɪˈlɒfəɡəs
lithophagous
lɪˈθɒfəɡəs
macrophagous
məˈkrɒfəɡəs
microphagous
maɪˈkrɒfəɡəs
necrophagous
nəˈkrɒfəɡəs
oesophagus
iːˈsɒfəɡəs
omophagous
əʊˈmɒfəɡəs
ophiophagous
ˌɒfɪˈɒfəɡəs
pantophagous
pænˈtɒfəɡəs
phytophagous
faɪˈtɒfəɡəs
sarcophagus
sɑːˈkɒfəɡəs
scatophagous
skəˈtɒfəɡəs
theophagous
θɪˈɒfəɡəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAPROPHAGOUS

saprobic
saprobiont
saprobiotic
saprogenic
saprogenicity
saprogenous
saprolegnia
saprolite
saprolitic
sapropel
sapropelic
sapropelite
saprophyte
saprophytic
saprophytically
saprophytism
saprotroph
saprotrophic
saprotrophically
saprozoic

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAPROPHAGOUS

analogous
autophagous
bacteriophagous
carpophagous
endophagous
exophagous
haematophagous
hippophagous
ichthyophagous
mallophagous
meliphagous
melliphagous
monophagous
mycophagous
myrmecophagous
oligophagous
ostreophagous
polyphagous
toxicophagous
xiphopagous
zoophagous

Synonyms and antonyms of saprophagous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «saprophagous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAPROPHAGOUS

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The translations of saprophagous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «saprophagous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

食腐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saprófagas
570 millions of speakers

English

saprophagous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

saprophagous
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

saprophagous
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сапрофаги
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

saprophagous
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

saprophagous
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

saprophage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saprophagous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

saprophage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

saprophagous
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

saprophagous
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saprophagous
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

saprophagous
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

saprophagous
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वैभवशाली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saprophagous
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

saprophagous
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

saprophagous
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сапрофагі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

saprofagi
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σαπροφάγα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

saprophagous
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

saprophagous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

saprophagous
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of saprophagous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPROPHAGOUS»

The term «saprophagous» is used very little and occupies the 166.489 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPROPHAGOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about saprophagous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAPROPHAGOUS»

Discover the use of saprophagous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to saprophagous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Assessment of Species Diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
... Licneremaeoidea Scutoverticidae Dry litter Unknown 0/5 Licneremaeoidea Dendroeremaeidae Canopy Fungivorous 0/2 Oripodoidea Parakalummidae Litter Saprophagous 4/12 Oripodoidea Scheloribatidae Soil, litter, canopy Fungivorous, ...
Donald F. McAlpine, Ian M. Smith, 2010
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The Insects and Plants of a Moist Woods on the Piedmont ...
Termitidae 1 Saprophagous Carabidae 7 Predacious Staphylinidae 2 Predaciftus and saprophagous 1 Predacious 1 " Elateridae 3 Saprophagous, varied 1 Predacious and saprophagous Nitidulidae 2 Predacious, varied Cucujidae 3 ...
Harry Bischoff Weiss, Erdman West, 1922
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Journal of the New York Entomological Society
Hymenoptera . Saprophagous Predacious Predacious and saprophagous Predacious Saprophagous, varied Predacious and saprophagous Predacious, varied Saprophagous Phytophagous Saprophagous ? Saprophagous Saprophagous ...
‎1922
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The Frit Flies (Chloropidae, Diptera) of Fennoscandia and ...
... or saprophagous saprophagous phytophagous phytophagous and saprophagous phytophagous phytosaprophagous phytosaprophagous mycetophagous saprophagous (xylophagous) and necrophagous saprophagous and necrophagous ...
Emilia Nartshuk, Hugo Andersson (†), 2013
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Advances in Ecological Research
VI. SAPROPHAGOUS. ARTHROPODA: THE. LITTER. TRANSFORMERS. A. Niche Mesofauna and non-social large litter arthropods live in the air-filled pore- space of soil and litter; the smallest live inside the soil in cracks and crevices, the  ...
‎1997
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Mushrooms: Cultivation, Nutritional Value, Medicinal Effect, ...
In connection with mushroom cultivation in the past, the nematodes were commonly placed in two groups: ( 1 ) the saprophagous or microphagous nematodes and (2) the mycophagous nematodes. As the name implies, the saprophagous ...
Philip G. Miles, Shu-Ting Chang, 2004
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Agricultural Insect Pests of Temperate Regions and Their Control
Biologically and ecologically the two families can scarcely be separated, if at all; many larvae are saprophagous, feeding on dead organic matter both plant and animal, thus it is not surprising to find many synanthropic species. But some ...
Dennis S. Hill, 1987
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Soil Ecology
Soil arthropods include saprophagous animals, which utilise dead plant material, as well as carnivorous animals. Millipedes are saprophagous soil arthropods, whereas centipedes are carnivorous. The mites include both carnivorous and ...
Ken Killham, 1994
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Systema Naturae 250 - The Linnaean Ark
The new species added since 2003 essentially continue this trend: they tend to be saprophagous species or parasitoids. A significant portion of the new species identified thus far are scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae). They are extremely ...
Andrew Polaszek, 2010
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Volume 1: Morphology and Systematics (Archostemata, ...
Less attention has been focused on saprophagy than on mycophagy, but it has become clear that far fewer staphylinids than once thought are truly saprophagous. As pointed out by Voris (1934), early workers and casual observers have often ...
Rolf G. Beutel, Richard Leschen, 2005

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAPROPHAGOUS»

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OC Death Fest - The Music Hall - September 13, 2014
Fans enjoyed the extreme metal hybrid sounds of bands like Whittier's On Our Own Accord; Long Beach-based death metal maniacs Saprophagous, and LA ... «OC Weekly, Sep 14»

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