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PSSA VOCAB UNIT 2

TermDefinition
consumer organism that gets its energy and nutrients by feeding on other organisms; Those organisms that obtain energy by feeding on other organisms and their remains.
decomposer type of bacteria or fungus that breaks down dead organisms and wastes;An organism that obtains nutrients by consuming dead organic matter, thereby making nutrients accessible to other organisms; examples of decomposers include fungi, scavengers, rodents
shredder organisms that eat the tissue of other organisms, organic matter, and wood;Through chewing and/or grinding, microorganisms feed on non-woody coarse particulate matter, primarily leaves.
dichotomous ;Divided or dividing into two parts or classifications.
pest any organism that spreads disease. destroys property, competes with people for resources such as food, or is just a nuisance;A label applied to an organism when it is in competition with humans for some resource
integrated pest management ;A variety of pest control methods that include repairs, traps, bait, poison, etc. to eliminate pests.
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