Science / Marine Biology / Secondary Consumer
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.
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.
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.
Secondary Mortgage Loan: A mortgage loan that is in addition to a mortgage that already exists on the home.
Secondary Market: When investors buy and sell securities through a brokerage account, the transactions occur on what's known as the secondary market. While the secondary market isn't a place, it includes all . . . View Full Definition
Spot Secondary: The graphical depiction of the relationship between the spot rates and maturity.
Secondary Mortgage Market: A market for the purchase and sale of existing mortgages, designed to provide greater liquidity for selling mortgages, also called secondary money market, not to be confused with secondary financing.
Secondary Offering: The most common form of secondary offering occurs when an investor, usually a corporation, but sometimes an individual, sells a large block of stock or other securities it has been holding i . . . View Full Definition
Secondary Macronutrients: Elements that plants require in relatively small quantities: calcium, magnesium, and sulfur.
Secondary Issue: (1) Procedure for selling blocks of seasoned issues of stocks. (2) More generally, sale of already issued stock.
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