WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
li•miv•o•rous  (lī mivər əs),USA pronunciation adj. [Ecol.]
  1. Ecologyof or pertaining to animals, usually worms or bivalves, that ingest earth or mud to extract the organic matter from it.
  • Latin līm(us) slime, mud + -i- + -vorous, perh. on the model of limicolous


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