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ConsumerAn organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organismsProducerAn organism that can make its own food.DecomposerAn organism that breaks down wastes and dead organismsCarnivoreA consumer that eats only animals.HerbivoreA consumer that eats only plants.OmnivoreAn animal that eats both plants and animalsDetrivorea scavenger, such as an earthworm, that feeds on dead plant and animal matterfood webA community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chainsfood chainA series of steps in which organisms transfer energy by eating and being eatenEcologySymbiosisA close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of the species.ParasitismA relationship between two organisms of different species where one benefits and the other is harmedMutualismA relationship between two species in which both species benefitCommensalismA relationship between two organisms in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffectedPredationAn interaction in which one organism kills another for food.