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Primary consumer

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noun

Any organism that consumes or feeds on autotrophs or decaying matter.


Supplement

For instance, herbivores feeding on green plants and detritivores feeding on decaying matter are all primary consumers.


Compare: secondary consumer, tertiary consumer.
See also: consumer, food chain.


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