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tertiary consumer

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 bursary, tertiary care, tertiary college, tertiary color, tertiary colour, tertiary consumer, tertiary dentin, tertiary structure, tertiary syphilis, tertium quid, tertullian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for tertiary consumer

tertiary consumer

See under consumer.
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