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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