limivorous

limivorous

[lahy-miv-er-uhs]
adjective Ecology.
of or pertaining to animals, usually worms or bivalves, that ingest earth or mud to extract the organic matter from it.

Origin:
< Latin līm(us) slime, mud + -i- + -vorous, perhaps on the model of limicolous

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limivorous (lɪˈmɪvərəs)
 
adj
(of certain invertebrate animals) feeding on mud
 
[C19: from Latin līmus mud + -vorous]

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