From German Detritivore, from Latin dētrītus (“the act of rubbing away”) (from dēterō (“to rub away, to rub off, to wear out”), from dē- (“away; down”) + terō (“to rub; to wear away, to wear out”), from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁- (“to rub, to rub by twisting; to twist, to turn”)) + Latin vorāre (from vorō (“to devour, to eat greedily; to swallow up”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃- (“to devour”)).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɛˈtɹaɪtɪvɔː/, /-ˈtɹɪ-/
- (General American) IPA(key): /dəˈtɹaɪtəvɔɹ/, /-ˈtɹɪ-/, /-ɾə-/
- Hyphenation: de‧tri‧ti‧vore
detritivore (plural detritivores)