[ lahy-miv-er-uhs ]
/ laɪˈmɪv ər əs /
of or relating to animals, usually worms or bivalves, that ingest earth or mud to extract the organic matter from it.
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British Dictionary definitions for limivorous
/ (lɪˈmɪvərəs) /
(of certain invertebrate animals) feeding on mud
Word Origin for limivorous
C19: from Latin līmus mud + -vorous
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