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tertiary consumer

[ tur-shee-er-ee kuhn-soo-mer, tur-shuh-ree ]
/ ˈtɜr ʃiˌɛr i kənˈsu mər, ˈtɜr ʃə ri /
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noun Ecology.
a carnivore at the topmost level in a food chain that feeds on other carnivores; an animal that feeds only on secondary consumers.
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tertiary consumer

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