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de·com·pos·er

 (dē′kəm-pō′zər)
n.
An organism, often a bacterium or fungus, that feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter, thus making organic nutrients available to the ecosystem.
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decomposer

(ˌdiːkəmˈpəʊzə)
n
(Biology) ecology any organism in a community, such as a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down dead tissue enabling the constituents to be recycled to the environment. See also consumer3, producer8
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de•com•pos•er

(ˌdi kəmˈpoʊ zər)

n.
1. a person or thing that decomposes.
2. an organism, usu. a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances.
[1815–25]
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de·com·pos·er

(dē′kəm-pō′zər)
An organism, often a bacterium or fungus, that feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter. Decomposers make essential nutrients available to plants and other organisms in the ecosystem.
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Translations
مادَّةٌ مُحَلِّلَه
rozkládající síla/činitel
szétbontó erõ
sem veldur rotnun
rozkladajúci činiteľ
ayrıştıran

decompose

(diːkəmˈpouz) verb
(of vegetable or animal matter) to (cause to) decay or rot. Corpses decompose quickly in heat.
decomposition (diːkompəˈziʃən) noun
ˌdecomˈposer noun
something that causes a substance to rot or break up into simpler parts.
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These results can be explained by the mode of action of the decomposer microorganisms, which initially act on the organic matter of the sewage sludge, since it is a material of easy decomposition and high energetic value (Lerch et al., 1993).
This is because the yeast was acting as a decomposer to break down the bananas.
The blue-stain fungus Ceratocystis coerulescens is known as an effective decomposer of unsaturated fatty acids in wood.
Si le choix de decomposer les batailles de l'hygiene en n'adoptant pas une logique chronologique mais en suivant plutot les debats et les tensions permet de saisir toute la complexite des processus a l'oeuvre, il en resulte cependant des chapitres plutot touffus dont la coherence est parfois difficile a suivre.
Five percent (w/w) of Ammonium Sulfate (AS, [[N[H.sub.4]].sub.2]S[O.sub.4]) was used as the decomposer of the OPR.
They cover gas-side fouling of fin surfaces in exhaust gas recirculators, heat transfer enhancement by turbulent impinging jets and ribbed channel flows, heat transfer enhancement of a gas turbine blade-tip wall, shell-and-tube heat exchangers with helical baffles, compact metallic high-temperature heat exchangers, turbulent heat transfer performance of internally longitudinally finned tubes, air-side heat transfer and friction characteristics of fin-and-tube heat exchangers with various fin types, high-temperature heat exchanger and decomposer design, optimizing the design and predicting the performance of compact heat exchangers, and flow boiling in small to micro-diameter tubes.
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The sorts of decomposer microbes at work in the compost heap--and in the soil food web--migrate out of an earth floor into the deep litter; the slight wicking of moisture out of the earth helps them proliferate and thrive.
"Des centaines de corps commencent a se decomposer et nous allons proceder aujourd'hui (mardi) a leur cremation", a-t-il ajoute.
Dead animals and plants are disintegrated by decomposer organisms, which break them into basic nutrients to be taken up by plants.
Mr Kang said the waste decomposer was a fairly new venture and they had only produced about 3,500 so far, but they hoped to produce a lot more and develop a larger venture which could be used by restaurants.