food web

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

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noun
: the totality of interacting food chains in an ecological community

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Ecol.
a series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions; the entirety of interrelated food chains in an ecological community. Also called food cycle.
[1960-65]

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food web noun (ecology)
An interconnected pattern of food chains
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Main Entry:food

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food web,
= food cycle. (Cf.food cycle)

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n. Ecology a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains

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ˈfood web 7 [food web] noun (technical)
a system of ↑food chains that are related to and depend on each other

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