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noun, plural: consumers
In a food chain, the levels of consumers are:
- primary consumers – herbivores that feed on producers
- secondary consumers – consumers that feed on primary consumers and/or producers
- tertiary consumers – consumers that feed on secondary and primary consumers, as well as on producers
Word origin: consume » Middle English consumen, from Latin cōnsūmere, to take + -er.
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