growing on decaying material; causing putrefaction

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • saprogenous — adj. causing decay, causing putrefaction; produced by decay, resulting from putrefaction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saprogenous — sa·prog·e·nous …   English syllables

  • saprogenous — səˈpräjənəs adjective Etymology: sapr + genous : saprogenic …   Useful english dictionary

  • saprogenic, saprogenous — Causing or resulting from decay …   Medical dictionary

  • saprogenic — /sap roh jen ik/, adj. 1. producing putrefaction or decay, as certain bacteria. 2. formed by putrefaction. Also, saprogenous /seuh proj euh neuhs/. [1875 80; SAPRO + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • rotting — Synonyms and related words: bad, cankered, carious, corrupt, decayed, decomposed, festering, foul, gangrened, gangrenous, gone bad, mortified, necrosed, necrotic, peccant, putrefacient, putrefactive, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, rotten,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • saprophytic — Synonyms and related words: accompanying, accordant, agreeing, associate, associated, at one with, coacting, coactive, coadunate, coincident, collaborative, collective, collusive, combined, combining, concerted, concomitant, concordant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • septic — Synonyms and related words: bad, bad for, cankered, contaminated, diseased, foul, gangrened, gangrenous, harmful, infected, injurious, insalubrious, insanitary, morbid, morbific, mortified, noisome, noxious, pathogenic, pathological, peccant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rancid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. rank, stale, putrid, malodorous. See malodorousness, sourness. Ant., fresh, sweet smelling. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Decaying] Syn. rotten, spoiled, tainted, turned, stale, sour, bad, contaminated …   English dictionary for students

  • offensive — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Concerned with an attack] Syn. assaulting, attacking, invading; see aggressive 2 . 2. [Revolting] Syn. obnoxious, odious, opprobrious, disagreeable, displeasing, abhorrent, reprehensible, detestable, repulsive, repugnant …   English dictionary for students

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