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de·com·pos·er
[dee-kuhm-poh-zer]
NOUN
1.
a person or thing that decomposes.
2.
Ecology. an organism, usually a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances.
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Decomposers are organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, they carry out the natural process of decomposition. Like herbivores  ...

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Decomposers and scavengers break down dead plants and animals. They also break down the waste (poop) of other organisms. Decomposers are very ...

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What is a decomposer? Decomposers are the last stop on the food chain, they eat the things no one else wants to. Decomposers many times eat dead things ...

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Fungi and bacteria play an important role in nature. They break down the unused dead material and turn them into nutrients in the soil, which plants use to grow.

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Jul 29, 2015 ... Decomposers are an often overlooked part of the natural world, but their job is an important one. Learn what decomposers are, what role they ...

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Decomposer definition, a person or thing that decomposes. See more.

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When plants and animals die, they become food for decomposers like bacteria, fungi and earthworms. Decomposers or saprotrophs recycle dead plants and ...

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Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers in the Forest Community. By Taylor Seigler. A: Producers: Photosynthesizing organisms. Producers are any kind of ...