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limivorous

[lahy-miv-er-uh s] /laɪˈmɪv ər əs/
adjective, Ecology
1.
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/
adjective
1.
(of certain invertebrate animals) feeding on mud
Word Origin
C19: from Latin līmus mud + -vorous
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