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organisms

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camouflage
the hiding or disguising of something. The outer covering of animals may be used as camouflage for hiding from a predator or prey.
consumer
a living thing whose food comes from other living things.
decomposer
a living thing that breaks down waste and plant and animal remains for its source of energy.
ecosystem
a community of organisms and interactions within the commuity
environment
total surroundings; all the living and nonliving elements or conditions that affect an animal's life
food chain
describes the way food passes from one organism to another.
food web
describes the way food passes from multiple organisms to other organisms
habitat
the place where a plant or animal finds its needs to survive
organism
a living thing
predator
an animal that hunts and eats other animals
prey
an animal that is hunted and eaten by other animals.
producer
an organism that makes its own food