Meaning of “food chain” in the English Dictionary

"food chain" in British English

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food chainnoun [ C ]

/ˈfuːd ˌtʃeɪn/ /ˈfuːd ˌtʃeɪn/ specialized

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  • The persistent chlorinated hydrocarbons—DDT and its relatives—last for a long time after being released into the environment, concentrating at various points in the natural food chain and often in man himself. 

Examples from literature

  • The persistent chlorinated hydrocarbons—DDT and its relatives—last for a long time after being released into the environment, concentrating at various points in the natural food chain and often in man himself. 

the food chainnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈfuːd ˌtʃeɪn/ us /ˈfuːd ˌtʃeɪn/

(Definition of “food chain” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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food chainnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfud ˌtʃeɪn/

biology a series of living things in which each group eats organisms from the group lower than itself in the series

(Definition of “food chain” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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