an organism that is able to form nutritional organic substances from simple inorganic substances
autotroph
an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances
heterotroph
A non-living part of an ecosystem.
abiotic factor
the part of the earth within which life occurs
biosphere
A living part of an ecosystem
bioticfactor
An animal that eats only other animals
carnivore
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffected
commensalism
An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
consumer
All the living and non-living things that interact in an area
Ecosystem
A series of events in which one organism eats another
Food chain
The pattern of overlapping food chains in an ecosystem.
food web
An animal that eats only plants. Organism that obtains energy ONLY from producers
Herbivore
An organism that provides a source of energy or a suitable environment for a virus or for another organism to live
Host
A symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit
Mutualism
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits while the other is harmed
Parasitism
An animal that eats both plants and animals
Omnivore
A carnivore that hunts and kills other animals for food and has adaptations that help it capture the animals it preys upon
Predator
An animal that the predator feeds upon
Prey
Organisms that use sunlight to make food
Producer
A close relationship between two organisms in which at least one of the organisms benefits
Symbiosis

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