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primary consumer

noun Ecology.

(in the food chain) an animal that feeds on plants; a herbivore.


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primary cell, primary coccidioidomycosis, primary color, primary colour, primary complex, primary consumer, primary contact, primary dentin, primary dentition, primary deviance, primary deviation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for primary consumer

primary consumer

See under consumer.
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