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12.17: Consumers and Decomposers

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carnivore

Organism that feeds on other animals.

consumer

Organism that must consume other organisms to obtain food for energy.

decomposer

Organism that obtains nutrients and energy by breaking down dead organisms and animal wastes.

herbivore

Animal that eats producers to obtain energy.

omnivore

Animal that eats both producers and consumers.

producer

Organism that produces food for itself and other organisms.

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