[ lahy-miv-er-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Latin Latin līm(us) slime, mud + -i- + -vorous, perhaps on the model of limicolous
  • worms
  • bivalves
of or relating to animals, usually worms or bivalves, that ingest earth or mud to extract the organic matter from it
The limivorous worms extract organic matter from the Earth.
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