food web

noun

Definition of food web

: the totality of interacting food chains in an ecological community

Examples of food web in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The floats will also gather data on the growth and respiration of phytoplankton, which provide the basis for the ocean's food web and regulate carbon cycles. Deborah Sullivan Brenna, Star Tribune, "Scripps Oceanography to build fleet of data-collecting robotic ocean floats," 14 Nov. 2020 The floats will also gather data on the growth and respiration of phytoplankton, which provide the basis for the ocean’s food web, and regulate carbon cycles. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Scripps Oceanography to build fleet of robotic ocean floats," 6 Nov. 2020 Those pools burst with life, much of it tied exclusively to these small shallow pools and are a vital part of the forest food web. Beth Burger, USA TODAY, "Trump's EPA rewrote the rules on air, water energy. Now voters face a choice on climate change issues," 31 Oct. 2020 Those pools burst with life, much of it tied exclusively to these small shallow pools and are a vital part of the forest food web. Beth Burger, USA TODAY, "Trump's EPA rewrote the rules on air, water energy. Now voters face a choice on climate change issues," 31 Oct. 2020 Those pools burst with life, much of it tied exclusively to these small shallow pools and are a vital part of the forest food web. USA Today, "Trump's EPA rewrote the rules on air, water energy. Now voters face a choice on climate change issues," 29 Oct. 2020 Along with the invertebrates, dead salmon, the foundation of both the local food web and economy, have washed ashore too. National Geographic, "Massive marine die-off in Russia could threaten endangered sea otters, other vulnerable species," 16 Oct. 2020 Applying soybean meal, non-sulfur molasses, alfalfa meal and other organic microbe foods now will allow the soil food web to work them into the root zone. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Don’t panic, but it’s time to start your autumn gardening chores," 10 Sep. 2020 Among native plants, some contribute more to the food web than others. Matthew Cicanese And Erika Reiter, Smithsonian Magazine, "Meet the Ecologist Who Wants You to Unleash the Wild on Your Backyard," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of food web

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Food web.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/food%20web. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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food web

noun

Kids Definition of food web

: the whole group of interacting food chains in a community

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