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Glossary of AUTOTROPH

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DETRITIVORE
eat plants animal remains and other dead matter, collectively called detritus
CONSUMER
another name for heterotrophs
PRODUCER
name for autotrophs because they make their own food
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
process in which autotrophs ues light energy to power chemical reactions that convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and energy-rich carbohydratessuch as sugars and starches
OMNIVORES
eat both plants and animals
HERBIVORES
obtain energy by eating only plants
CHEMOSYNTHESIS
when organisms use chemical energy to produce carbohydrates
CARNIVORES
eat animals
HETEROTROPHS
organisms that rely on other organisms for their energy and food supply

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