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food web

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noun Ecology.
  1. a series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions; the entirety of interrelated food chains in an ecological community.

Origin of food web

First recorded in 1960–65
Also called food cycle.
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British Dictionary definitions for food web

food web

noun
  1. a combination of food chains that integrate to form a network
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food web in Science

food web

  1. See under food chain.
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