[lahy-miv-er-uh s]

adjective Ecology.

of or relating to animals, usually worms or bivalves, that ingest earth or mud to extract the organic matter from it.

Origin of limivorous

< Latin līm(us) slime, mud + -i- + -vorous, perhaps on the model of limicolous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for limivorous



(of certain invertebrate animals) feeding on mud

Word Origin for limivorous

C19: from Latin līmus mud + -vorous
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