food web
noun Date: 1949 the totality of interacting food chains in an ecological community

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  • food web —    An interlocking system of food chains. Since few animals rely on a single food source and since no food source is consumed exclusively by a single species of animal, the separate food chains in any natural community interlock and form a web… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • food web — noun a diagram showing the organisms that eat other organisms in a particular ecosystem, predators being higher in the web than their prey Syn: food cycle …   Wiktionary

  • food web —   where food chains overlap and intertwine with each other within and between ecosystems. Many organisms have a varied diet which may include foods from different trophic levels thus complicating the food chain. Many organisms move between… …   Geography glossary

  • food web — /ˈfud wɛb/ (say foohd web) noun a series of organisms related by predator–prey activities; a series of interrelated food chains …   Australian English dictionary

  • food web — 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] * * * …   Universalium

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