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Definition of saprophyte

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Definition as written by Terry:

A plant that grows on dead or decaying organic matter; for example, Indian pipe, some orchids and most fungi

Definition as written by Magpye:

An organism, especially a fungus or bacterium, that grows on and derives its nourishment from dead or decaying organic matter that help natural decomposition of organic matter in water.


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