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food web

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.
Also called food cycle.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for food cycle

food web

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