decomposer

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noun de·com·pos·er \ˌdē-kəm-ˈpō-zər\

Definition of decomposer

  1. :  any of various organisms (such 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


DECOMPOSER Defined for Kids

decomposer

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noun de·com·pos·er \ˌdē-kəm-ˈpō-zər\

Definition of decomposer for Students

  1. :  a living thing (as a bacterium, fungus, or insect) that feeds on and breaks down plant and animal matter into simpler parts or substances


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decomposer

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noun de·com·pos·er \ˌdē-kəm-ˈpō-zər\

Medical Definition of decomposer

  1. :  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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