food cycle

food cycle
noun
(ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
Syn: ↑food web
Topics: ↑ecology, ↑bionomics, ↑environmental science
Hypernyms: ↑organic phenomenon
Part Meronyms: ↑food chain

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noun
: a group of food chains constituting all or a significant part of the food relations that enable survival of the population of a community

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food cycle,
Ecology. a group of interrelated food chains in a particular community; food web.

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