decomposer


de·com·pos·er

noun \ˌdē-kəm-ˈpō-zər\

Definition of DECOMPOSER

:  any of various organisms (as many bacteria and fungi) that return constituents of organic substances to ecological cycles by feeding on and breaking down dead protoplasm — compare consumer, producer 4

First Known Use of DECOMPOSER

1959

Rhymes with DECOMPOSER

de·com·pos·er

noun \ˌdē-kəm-ˈpō-zər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DECOMPOSER

: any of various organisms (as many bacteria and fungi) that return constituents of organic substances to ecological cycles by feeding on and breaking down dead protoplasm

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