Definition of filter-feeder in English:

filter-feeder

noun

Zoology
  • See filter-feeding

    • ‘Tadpoles tend to school, and be filter-feeders.’
    • ‘Because they are filter-feeders, pollutants in the water will accumulate in the tissue of mussels until they reach a toxic level killing the organism.’
    • ‘Alternatively, it may simply have been adapted as a wading filter-feeder on rocky or uneven bottoms.’
    • ‘What happens to the plankton on which the filter-feeders feed?’
    • ‘And accumulation is more of a problem in animals higher in the food chain, e.g. sharks with mercury, as well as filter-feeders.’