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Meaning of "saprophytic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAPROPHYTIC

saprophytic  [ˌsæprəʊˈfɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAPROPHYTIC

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

WHAT DOES SAPROPHYTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

saprophytic

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 saprophytic in the English dictionary

The definition of saprophytic in the dictionary is living and feeding on dead organic matter using mycorrhizal fungi associated with its roots; saprotrophic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAPROPHYTIC


dermatophytic
ˌdɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk
ectophytic
ˌektəʊˈfɪtɪk
endophitic
ˌɛndəʊˈfɪtɪk
endophytic
ˌɛndəʊˈfɪtɪk
entophytic
ˌentəʊˈfɪtɪk
epiphytic
ˌɛpɪˈfɪtɪk
gametophytic
ˌɡæmɪtəʊˈfɪtɪk
geophytic
ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪtɪk
glycophytic
ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈfɪtɪk
graphitic
ɡrəˈfɪtɪk
hydrophytic
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈfɪtɪk
macrophytic
ˌmækrəʊˈfɪtɪk
mesophytic
ˌmesəʊˈfɪtɪk
microphytic
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪtɪk
neophytic
ˌniːəʊˈfɪtɪk
ophitic
əʊˈfɪtɪk
protophytic
ˌprəʊtəʊˈfɪtɪk
psammophytic
ˌsæməʊˈfɪtɪk
pteridophytic
ˌtɛrɪdəʊˈfɪtɪk
spermatophytic
ˌspɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAPROPHYTIC

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAPROPHYTIC

autophytic
bryophytic
cormophytic
halophytic
holophytic
hygrophytic
lithophytic
myelocytic
oophytic
osteophytic
periphytic
phreatophytic
schizophytic
spermaphytic
spermophytic
sporophytic
symphytic
thallophytic
trachytic
tropophytic
zoophytic

Synonyms and antonyms of saprophytic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «saprophytic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAPROPHYTIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

腐生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saprofítica
570 millions of speakers

English

saprophytic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

saprophytic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رمامي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сапрофитный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

saprófitas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

saprophytic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

saprophyte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saprophytic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

saprophytischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

腐生の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

영양원
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saprophytic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoại sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

saprophytic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साप्प्रिदमिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saprophytic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

saprofiti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

saprofityczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сапрофітний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

saprofite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαπρόφυτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

saprofitiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

saprofytiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

saprophytic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of saprophytic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPROPHYTIC»

The term «saprophytic» is regularly used and occupies the 90.946 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPROPHYTIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAPROPHYTIC»

Discover the use of saprophytic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to saprophytic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Overstory Book: Cultivating Connections with Trees
Many saprophytic fungi can be weakly parasitic in their behavior, especially if a host tree is dying from other causes. These can be called facultative parasites: saprophytic fungi activated by favorable conditions to behave parasitically.
‎2004
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Fungal Allergy and Pathogenicity
Especially, A. fumigatus is known as a cause of multiple airway diseases ranging from harmless saprophytic colonization, local inflammatory disease in immunocompetent individuals to life-threatening invasive disease in immunocompromised ...
Michael Breitenbach, Reto Crameri, Samuel B. Lehrer, 2002
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Fern Ecology
Endophytic fungi can also be neutral (e.g., saprophytic fungi often become apparent only when the host plants are dying) as well as mutualistic. Most endophytic fungi of aerial parts remain symptomless and may even form a symbiotic ...
Klaus Mehltreter, Lawrence R. Walker, Joanne M. Sharpe, 2010
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Soil Solarization
Inoculum Potential and Competitive Saprophytic Activity Many pathogens are able to colonize dead organic matter, free of prior colonists, when such substrates are added to naturally infested soil. However, competitive colonization of dead ...
Jaacov Katan, James E. DeVay, 1991
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The Practitioner's Medical Dictionary: Containing All the ...
Mud. . . Sewage . Characters. Saprophytic. Saprophytic. Pathogenic. Saprophytic. Pathogenesis undetermined. Saprophytic. Saprophytic. Pathogenic. Chromoparous (brown to yellow). Chromoparous (raspberry red). Chromogenic ( pale pink).
George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott, 1919
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Wastewater Bacteria
Bioaugmented saprophytic bacteria do reproduce in wastewater treatment plants, but they cannot outnumber the coli-aerogens that continuously enter the process in very large numbers. Coli-aerogens are present in millions per milliliter of ...
Michael H. Gerardi, 2006
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Rhizoctonia Solani, Biology and Pathology
Several soil factors and treatments may exercise a pronounced effect on the saprophytic survival of R. solani in soil. The surviving mycelium of R. solani within precolonized substrates, for instance, appeared to be less sensitive to adverse ...
J. R. Parmeter, 1970
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A dictionary of medical science ...
Bact. dela'bens (Wright), found in water; saprophytic. Bact. del'ta (Dyar), found in water; produces a red pigment. Bact. dendrit'lcum (Lustig), found in water; saprophytic. Bact. denitrif 'icans (Gay on and Dupetit), found in atmospheric air, earth, ...
Robley Dunglison, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, 1903
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The American illustrated medical dictionary. 1919 : 10th ed
B. implex us, a saprophytic species from water. B. inca'nus, a saprophytic form from marsh-water. B. in'- dicans, a short, capsulated rod form which produces indigo by fermentation with the glucosid indican, but in suitable cultures assumes an ...
‎1919
10
Molecular Fungal Biology
Lignocellulose. breakdown. and. utilization. by. fungi. M. PENTTILA AND M. SALOHEIMO Introduction Fungi are the main decomposers of dead plant material and many fungal species are known as plant pathogens. Saprophytic fungi are able ...
Richard P. Oliver, Michael Schweizer, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAPROPHYTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term saprophytic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Peffley: What to do with nematodes in the garden?
Many are not pathogenic, rather saprophytic and live off dead organic matter. But a significant number are parasitic and are the causal organism for diseases in ... «LubbockOnline.com, Jul 15»
2
Ohio field crops face challenges from too much water
Under warm, wet conditions, saprophytic fungi (and even fungi known to cause diseases such as wheat scab) readily colonize wheat heads, resulting in a dark ... «Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net, Jul 15»
3
Education-based ICU intervention reduces blood culture …
There were 157 BCs that tested positive for saprophytic microorganisms, and 89% of these organisms were unrelated to infection. BCs taken by the optimal ... «Healio, Jun 15»
4
Ready to pull the trigger? Some thoughts on seeding early
For example, peas can go into cold ground, but cereals can be plagued by saprophytic organisms that will eat the seed. Saprophytic bacteria eat dead organic ... «Alberta Express, Apr 15»
5
Symbiotic plant-fungi interactions stripped down to the root
By selecting 31 fungal genomes representing both saprophytic and symbiotic lifestyles and supplementing this panel with the de novo sequencing and ... «Nature.com, Mar 15»
6
Hacking it in the garden
However, those items can adjust pH and saprophytic fungi may grow on the grounds leading to a less than desirable presentation. Good Garden Hack No. «North Shore News, Mar 15»
7
Mycotoxins: Why in my silage?
... either phytopathogenic (organisms parasitic to the plant host) or saprophytic types (group of organisms that feed on dead plant matter). This represents a full ... «Dairy Herd Management, Mar 15»
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Stinkhorn, dog vomit and 'crape murder'
Stinkhorns are common in flowerbeds and occasionally lawns during cool, moist weather conditions, such as we're experiencing now. These saprophytic fungi ... «Ocala, Feb 15»
9
Wood blemit
It is a saprophytic species that feeds on the fallen leaves of trees. Like most other mushrooms, wood blemits appear after the autumn rains but continue to be ... «Times of Malta, Feb 15»
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Where the rivers meet the sea, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, is …
Their pale, almost translucent stems and flowers are the swamp's ghosts, living a saprophytic existence, taking all their nourishment from things dead. «AL.com, Nov 14»

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