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filter feeding

noun

zoology a method of feeding occurring in some aquatic animals, such as planktonic invertebrates and whalebone whales, in which minute food particles are filtered from the surrounding water

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Nearby words

filter bed, filter bubble, filter cake, filter factor, filter feeder, filter feeding, filter out, filter paper, filter press, filter pump, filter tip
Derived Formsfilter feeder, noun
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