Bio Etymology Chapter 24

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Bio Etymology Chapter 24
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2011-04-30 20:59:29
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  1. trophic
    • troph- feed or nourish
    • trophic- describes structure in a community that consists of feeding or nutritional relationships among organisms (herbivores, carnivores, omnivores)
  2. herbivore
    • herb- plant
    • vore- devourer
    • herbivore- plant-eating
  3. carnivore
    • carni- flesh
    • vore- devourer
    • carnivore- meat-eating
  4. omnivore
    • omni- all
    • vore- devourer
    • omnivore- consume both plants and animals
  5. commensal
    • com-together
    • mensa-table
    • commensal- describes an organism that receives a benefit from another organism without helping or injuring it, "eat at the same table" without consuming each other's resources

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