food chains

plural of food chain
as in hierarchies
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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“Food chains.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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