food chain


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a series of types of living things in which each one uses the next lower member of the series as a source of food
  • Sharks eat fish that are lower in the food chain.
  • animals that are at the top of the food chain

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The first known use of food chain was in 1920

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“Food chain.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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