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noun Ecology.

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

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Also called food cycle.

Origin of food web

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for food web

food web

noun

a combination of food chains that integrate to form a network
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Scientific definitions for food web

food web

See under food chain.
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