How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"sapro" is from "sapros" (rotten) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "rotten" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Some species are saprophytic, living in association with fungi that aid in the uptake of water and nutrients.|
|Saprolite is also called "rotten granite".|