[ dee-kuhm-poh-zer ]
/ ˌdi kəmˈpoʊ zər /
a person or thing that decomposes.
Ecology. an organism, usually a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances.
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Example sentences from the Web for decomposer
However, he said nothing, and felt sure his morphia could not be detected in beer by any decomposer but the stomach.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
You put in a good inferior article of plumbing,—such as you find everywhere—and add my decomposer, and there you are.The American Claimant|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for decomposer
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Scientific definitions for decomposer
[ dē′kəm-pō′zər ]
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