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Set 4
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2011-05-04 17:55:32
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NECAP Science Vocabulary
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  1. An organism, often a bacterium or fungus that feeds on and breaks down dead plants or animal matter, thus making organic nutrients available to the ecosystem
    Decomposer
  2. An organism that eats both plants and animals
    Omnivore
  3. An autotrophic organism that serves as a source of food for other organisms in a food chain
    Producer
  4. An animal hunted or captured by another for food
    Prey
  5. A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is generally harmed
    Parasitism
  6. Any living biological entity, such as an animal, plant, fungus, or bacterium
    Organism
  7. An animal that feeds mainly or only on plants. In a food chain, they are primary consumers
    Herbivore
  8. Sequence of transfer of matter and energy from organism to organism
    Food Chain
  9. An interaction between two species that benefits both
    Mutualism
  10. The environment in which an animal or plant normally lives or grows
    Habitat
  11. The unique role or way of life of a plant or animal species; physical space occupied by the organism
    Niche
  12. The habitual living together of organisms of different species
    Symbiosis
  13. Involving the interactions between a community of organisms in a particular area and its nonliving environment
    Ecosystem
  14. An animal that relays on other animals as a source of food
    Predator
  15. Variety or multiformity
    Diversity

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