detritivore

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detritivore

(dĭ-trī′tə-vôr′)
n.
An organism, such as a bacterium, fungus, or insect, that feeds on dead plant or animal matter.

detritivore

an organism feeding on DETRITUS.
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Based on feeding habitats, earthworms can be divided into detrivores (epigeic and anecic species) and geophages (endogeic species) [26].
The evolution of animals is especially easy to interpret in this way: primitive detrivores acquired movement to burrow into gradients; then their descendants acquired mouths and claws to hurry the disintegration; then predators, as well as herbivores, evolved to hurry the production of detritus; then some of these became homeothermic (i.