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Saprotroph vs. Saprophyte

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Saprotrophnoun

An organism that lives off of dead or decaying organic material by secreting enzymes into it and then absorbing its nutrients.

Saprophytenoun

any organism that lives on dead organic matter, as certain fungi and bacteria

Saprophytenoun

Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.

Saprophytenoun

an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium

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