Secondary Consumer

Science / Marine Biology / Secondary Consumer: A heterotrophic, carnivorous organism that feeds on a primary consumer. Herring feeding on zooplankton are an example of a secondary consumer. See also food chain, heterotroph, primary consumer.

Other Words for Secondary

Secondary Verb Synonyms: less important, unimportant, inessential or unessential, non-essential, non-critical, subsidiary, ancillary, minor, inferior, subordinate
Secondary Adverb Synonyms: derivative, derived, indirect, second-hand, unoriginal, not original, copied, imitated
Secondary Noun Synonyms: auxiliary, second-line, backup, extra, reserve, spare, provisional, supporting, supportive, alternate, alternative
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Primary Consumer

Science / Marine Biology / Primary Consumer: A heterotrophic, herbivorous organism that feeds directly on a primary producer. Urchins are a primary consumer as they feed on kelp. See also heterotroph, food chain; compare secondary consumer. MORE

Consumers

Science / Biology / Consumers: The higher levels in a food pyramid; consist of primary consumers, which feed on the producers, and secondary consumers, which feed on the primary consumers. MORE

Secondary Mortgage Loan

Business / Loan / Secondary Mortgage Loan: A mortgage loan that is in addition to a mortgage that already exists on the home. MORE

Secondary Market

Business / Finance / Secondary Market: The market in which securities are traded after they are initially offered in the primary market. Most trading occurs in the secondary market. The New York Stock Exchange, as well as all other stock e MORE

Secondary Mortgage Market

Business / Finance / Secondary Mortgage Market: Buying and selling existing mortgage loans, which are often pooled and traded as mortgage-backed securities. MORE

Secondary Phloem

Science / Biology / Secondary Phloem: Phloem produced by the vascular cambium in a woody plant stem or root. MORE

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