detrivorous

adjective
de·triv·o·rous | \-rivərəs\

Definition of detrivorous 

: feeding on animal wastes certain protozoans living on the skin of fishes and feeding on the mucous secretion are detrivorous

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History and Etymology for detrivorous

detritus + -vorous

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