Definition: a living creature that ingests decaying and nonliving carbon-based matter
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): detritus eater, detritus feeder, scavenger
1. I was grossed out when I saw the detritivore feeding on the dying rodent.
2. The fungus is a type of detritivore that consumes decomposing or unresponsive organic lifeforms.
3. As a detritivore, the bacterium receives sustenance by consuming deceased organisms.