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1. a person who acquires goods and services for his or her own personal needs
2. Ecology an organism, esp an animal, within a community that feeds upon plants or other animals
A nutritional grouping in the food chain of an ecosystem, composed of heterotrophic organisms, chiefly animals, which ingest other organisms or particulate organic matter.