detritivore

noun de·tri·ti·vore \ di-ˈtrī-tə-ˌvȯr \

Definition of detritivore

: an organism (such as an earthworm or a fungus) that feeds on dead and decomposing organic matter

Origin and Etymology of detritivore

International Scientific Vocabulary detritus + -i- + -vore (from Latin -vorus -vorous)


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