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- n. A complex of interrelated food chains in an ecological community. Also called food cycle.
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- n. a diagram showing the organisms that eat other organisms in a particular ecosystem, predators being higher in the web than their prey
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- n. (ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
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It enters the food web via photosynthesis, which is the process whereby green plants take in carbon dioxide molecules from the atmosphere and use energy from sunlight to combine the carbon atoms with water to make sugars.