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detritivore vs. decomposer

[ dih-trahy-tuh-vawr, -vohr ]
/ dɪˈtraɪ təˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr /

noun
  1. an organism that uses organic waste as a food source, as certain insects.
[ dee-kuhm-poh-zer ]
/ ˌdi kəmˈpoʊ zər /

noun
  1. a person or thing that decomposes.
  2. an organism, usually a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances.

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