food web

noun

: the totality of interacting food chains in an ecological community

Examples of food web in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The visceral act of gutting and processing an animal is an even deeper level of engagement that allows hunters and anglers to be a conscious part of the food web. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 11 July 2024 The breaking waves themselves, which sweep over tidepools and their inhabitants during high tide, delivering nutrients and other microscopic organisms to the pool’s intricate food web. Liz Lindqwister, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 July 2024 Lichen powers the food web in rocky environments like those found on Trail 2. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 4 July 2024 More:This will almost certainly be the warmest winter ever in Wisconsin's recorded history Walleye spawning is synced with the rest of the food web Walleye spawn every year in the spring shortly after the ice thaws. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for food web 

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of food web was in 1932

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“Food web.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/food%20web. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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food web

noun
: the whole group of interacting food chains in an ecological community

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