detritivore

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detritivore

[di′trid·ə‚vȯr]
(ecology)
An organism that consumes dead organic matter.
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Switches between zoophagy, phytophagy and detritivory of Sarotherodon mossambicus populations in twelve Sri Lankan lakes.
Nutritional significance of facultative detritivory to the juvenile white sucker (Catostomus commersoni).