food chain

noun

Definition of food chain

  1. 1 :  an arrangement of the organisms of an ecological community according to the order of predation in which each uses the next usually lower member as a food source

  2. 2 :  a hierarchy based on power or importance at the top of the corporate food chain

1920

First Known Use of food chain

1920


FOOD CHAIN Defined for English Language Learners

food chain

noun

Definition of food chain for English Language Learners

  • : a series of types of living things in which each one uses the next lower member of the series as a source of food


FOOD CHAIN Defined for Kids

food chain

noun

Definition of food chain for Students

  1. :  a sequence of organisms in which each depends on the next and usually lower member as a source of food



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