from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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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