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FOOD CHAIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does food chain mean? 

FOOD CHAIN (noun)
  The noun FOOD CHAIN has 1 sense:

1. (ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member

  Familiarity information: FOOD CHAIN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOOD CHAIN (noun)


Sense 1food chain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("food chain" is a kind of...):

organic phenomenon ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)

Domain category:

bionomics; ecology; environmental science (the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment)

Holonyms ("food chain" is a part of...):

food cycle; food web ((ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains)


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