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Glossary - Letter O


Omnivorous - consumers of an ecosystem may participate in various food chains and at different trophic levels, in which case they are called omnivores. The man, for example, when eating rice, is primary consumer; when eating meat is secondary; By eating cation, which is a carnivorous fish, it is a tertiary consumer.

Organela - Or organo; It is said of the cytoplasmic structures present in living cells.

Osmosis - Type of diffusion that occurs through semipermeable membranes; only the solvent diffuses from the hypotonic to the hypertonic region, with a tendency to concentration equilibrium.

Ovary - (1) the organ that produces the egg cells (egg) in animals. (2) In flowering plants, the enlarged basal portion of a carpel

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