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consumer

an organism that feeds on organic matter bc it cannot produce it- All animals, all fungi, and some plants are consumers

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Decomposer

An organism that absorbs nutrients from living things or the organic matter they leave behind, turning into simpler inorganic matter

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inorganic

not produced by living things

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organic

produced almost exclusively by living (or once living) things

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organism

a single living thing

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population

all the organisms of a certain kind or particuliar place.

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producer

an organism that converts simple inorganinc matter (such as water and carbon dioxide) into organic matter (like sugar and protein)