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8th Grade Science

Category 4 Organisms and Environments Vocabulary

producer an organism that can make its own food through photosynthesis
consumer an organism that gains energy by feeding on other organisms
decomposer an organism that breaks down waste and dead organisms
scavenger an animal that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms
herbivore a consumer that feeds on plants only
carnivore a consumer that feeds on animals only
omnivore a consumer that feeds on plants and animals
predator an organism that hunts other organisms for food
prey an organism that is hunted and eaten by another organism
parasite an organism that lives in or on another organism and causes harm to it
host an organism that a parasite lives in or on
Created by: julieanne454