Decomposer meaning

dēkəm-pōzər
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An organism, often a bacterium or fungus, that feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter, thus making organic nutrients available to the ecosystem.
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The definition of a decomposer is an organism that causes organic material to break down or decompose.

A worm that causes compost to break down is an example of a decomposer.

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An organism, often a bacterium or fungus, that feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter, thus making organic nutrients available to the ecosystem.
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(ecology) Any organism that feeds off decomposing organic material, especially bacterium or fungi.
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