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primary consumer

noun, Ecology
1.
(in the food chain) an animal that feeds on plants; a herbivore.
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Examples for primary consumer
  • Students will know that the number of primary consumer depend on available edible plants.
  • Self identify as a present or former primary consumer of mental health services.
  • The motoring public, the primary consumer of tow truck services, will benefit from safer standards.
  • Chromium has a wide range of uses in the three primary consumer groups-the metallurgical, refractory, and chemical industries.
  • Chromium has a wide range of uses in the three primary consumer groups.
primary consumer in Science
primary consumer  
See under consumer.
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