limivorous
[ lahy-miv-er-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Latin Latin līm(us) slime, mud + -i- + -vorous, perhaps on the model of limicolous
Synonyms
  • worms
  • bivalves
Definition
of or relating to animals, usually worms or bivalves, that ingest earth or mud to extract the organic matter from it
Example
The limivorous worms extract organic matter from the Earth.
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