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Meaning of "saprophyte" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAPROPHYTE

saprophyte  [ˈsæprəʊˌfaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAPROPHYTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Saprophyte is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SAPROPHYTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

saprophyte

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 saprophyte in the English dictionary

The definition of saprophyte in the dictionary is any plant that lives and feeds on dead organic matter using mycorrhizal fungi associated with its roots; a saprotrophic plant.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAPROPHYTE


dermatophyte
ˈdɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt
embryophyte
ˈɛmbrɪəʊˌfaɪt
endophyte
ˈɛndəʊˌfaɪt
entophyte
ˈɛntəʊˌfaɪt
gametophyte
ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌfaɪt
geophyte
ˈdʒiːəʊˌfaɪt
glycophyte
ˈɡlaɪkəʊˌfaɪt
halophyte
ˈhæləʊˌfaɪt
heliophyte
ˈhiːlɪəʊˌfaɪt
hydrophyte
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌfaɪt
macrophyte
ˈmækrəʊˌfaɪt
mesophyte
ˈmɛsəʊˌfaɪt
microphyte
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfaɪt
neophyte
ˈniːəʊˌfaɪt
pteridophyte
ˈtɛrɪdəʊˌfaɪt
spermatophyte
ˈspɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt
spermophyte
ˈspɜːməʊˌfaɪt
sporophyte
ˈspɔːrəʊˌfaɪt
tracheophyte
ˈtreɪkɪəʊˌfaɪt
zygophyte
ˈzaɪɡəʊˌfaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAPROPHYTE

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAPROPHYTE

aerophyte
autophyte
bryophyte
chrysophyte
cryptophyte
cyanophyte
cycadophyte
epiphyte
holophyte
hylophyte
hyte
lithophyte
megagametophyte
oophyte
osteophyte
phreatophyte
schizophyte
sciophyte
thallophyte
xerophyte
zoophyte

Synonyms and antonyms of saprophyte in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «saprophyte» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAPROPHYTE

Find out the translation of saprophyte to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of saprophyte from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «saprophyte» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

腐生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saprófito
570 millions of speakers

English

saprophyte
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

saprophyte
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رمامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сапрофит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

saprophyte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

saprophyte
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

saprophyte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saprophyte
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

saprophyte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

腐生菌
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

saprophyte
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saprophyte
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khuẩn hoại vật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாறுண்ணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साबपुढ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saprofit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

saprofito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

saprophyte
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сапрофіт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

saprofite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

saprophyte
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

saprofiet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

saprophyte
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

saprophyte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of saprophyte

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPROPHYTE»

The term «saprophyte» is normally little used and occupies the 120.293 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPROPHYTE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «saprophyte» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «saprophyte» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAPROPHYTE»

Discover the use of saprophyte in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to saprophyte and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Metarhizium Anisopliae's Persistence as a Saprophyte, ...
Metarhizium anisopliae is a model for elucidating the basis of entomopathogenicity.
Tammatha Rose O'Brien, 2008
2
Canoe Country Flora: Plants and Trees of the North Woods and ...
Spotted Coralroot is a true saprophyte, gaining nourishment from decaying organic matter and not via the sun and photosynthesis. Instead of roots, coralroots possess an underground mass of crusty branched rhizomes that entwine with the ...
Mark Stensaas
3
Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease
P. J. Quinn, B. K. Markey, F. C. Leonard, P. Hartigan, S. Fanning, E. S. FitzPatrick. Table 46.1 Dimorphic fungi which are associated with disease in animals and humans. • Coccidioides immitis: – Saprophyte in arid soils – Large spherules ...
P. J. Quinn, B. K. Markey, F. C. Leonard, 2011
4
Rhizoctonia Solani, Biology and Pathology
Rhizoctomia solani: the organism. Rhizoctonia solani: the saprophyte. Rhizoctonia solani: the pathogen.
J. R. Parmeter, 1970
5
Wildlife-Habitat Relationships: Concepts and Applications
1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.3.1 Mycotrophe (indirectly parasitic, nongreen plant that derives nutrients from mycorrhizal fungi that is also associated with a chlorophyllous species that serves as the indirect host) 1.3.2 Saprophyte (derives nutrients ...
Michael L. Morrison, Bruce Marcot, William Mannan, 2012
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Plant Pathology: Concepts and Laboratory Exercises
A pathogen that often behaves as a parasite but under certain conditions behaves as a saprophyte, is a facultative saprophyte. A pathogen that often behaves as a saprophyte but under some conditions becomes a parasite is known as a ...
Mark T. Windham, Robert N. Trigiano, Alan S. Windham, 2004
7
Analele Științifice Ale Universității "Al. I. Cuza" Din ...
Mycena hematopus (Pers. : Fr.) Kunini. - sur bois pourri, saprophyte lignicole. Mycena pelianthina (Fr. : Fr.) Quel. - a terre, saprophyte. Mycena pura (Pers. : Fr.) Kunini. - a terre, toxique, saprophyte. Oudeinansiella radicata (Rehl. : Fr.) Sing.
‎2000
8
New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science
9 9 Pathogens of herbaceous plants Alveophoma sp. 1 1 Saprophyte Amerosporium polynematoides 2 2 Saprophyte * Ascochyta sp. 4 4 Leaf and bark blotch Ascochytulina sp. 1 1 Saprophyte Aspergillus sp. 9 9 Saprophyte • Asteroma sp.
‎2002
9
The Deuteromycetes, mitosporic fungi: classification and ...
... Corynesporasca 15 Cosmopolitan Phytoparasite, lignicolous Cochliobolus 17 Cosmopolitan Saprophyte and parasite on plants 28 Cosmopolitan Mostly hyperparasite on Ascomycetes, and phytoparasite 10 Africa, N. Saprophyte on wood, ...
E. Kiffer, Michel Morelet, 2000
10
Technical Paper - Forest Research Institute, New Zealand ...
Gilmour (1959a). Cornus capitata. FRI record. - Cupressus macrocarpa. Saprophyte only (Cunningham 1955); Weston (1957), as an unidentified root and stem canker; FRI record. Cyathodes fasciculata.* Saprophyte only (Cunningham 1955).
Forest Research Institute (N.Z.)., 1961

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAPROPHYTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term saprophyte is used in the context of the following news items.
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Baikal 'no longer the cleanest lake on Earth'
'It is possible to assume that it's happening because of green-blue saprophyte algae. But in my opinion, sponges first develop diseases, die, and only then the ... «The Siberian Times, Jul 15»
2
Immortal Bird Posts New Track "Saprophyte"
In advance of its official detonation, today the album's second movement "Saprophyte" comes online and can be heard below. You can also catch the sonic ... «Metal Underground, Jul 15»
3
Search by Band
In advance of its official detonation, today the album's second movement "Saprophyte" comes online and can be heard below. You can also catch the sonic ... «Metal Underground, Jul 15»
4
Viking's Choice: Immortal Bird, 'Saprophyte'
After 2013's promising Akrasia EP, the feral "Saprophyte" comes from the band's debut album, Empress/Abscess. It finds the sweet spot between guitarist Kurt ... «NPR, Jul 15»
5
The Infested Summer Reading List
A saprophyte is an organism that pulls its nutrients from dead or rotten matter, such as certain funguses or plants.) At Day's Close: Night in Times Past, by Robert ... «Popular Science, Jun 15»
6
Twenty fascinating facts about fungi
A saprophyte (lives on decaying organic matter)? A symbiont (has a relationship with another species where both benefit)? To know a fungus, you need to be ... «Pique Newsmagazine, May 15»
7
What exactly is an epiphyte?
Epiphytes must not be confused with saprophytes, for the latter are organisms that act as rainforest decomposers and are often seen in fungi form on fallen dead ... «The Borneo Post, Feb 15»
8
Siluet Bunga dalam Busana Muslim
”Kali ini saya meng-aplikasikan mate-rial teknik rajut sehingga meng-hasilkan siluet saprophyte dalam desain,”ujarnya.Dalam bentuk busana muslim, salah ... «Radar Jogja, Sep 14»
9
Recipe: Mangalorean Speciality Pothrade in Mutton Curry
... with the lighter coloured stem, one with darker stems and the elusive saprophyte variety which grow on trees in the jungles. The third variety is very rare to find. «iDiva.com, Sep 14»
10
Candidoses digestives
Le Candida albicans est un champignon saprophyte qui vit chez certaines personnes sans perturber aucunement la santé. C'est ce qu'on appelle un « portage ... «E-santé, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Saprophyte [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/saprophyte>. Nov 2019 ».
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