Definition of “food chain” - English Dictionary

“food chain” in British English

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food chainnoun [ C ]

/ˈfuːd ˌtʃeɪn/ /ˈfuːd ˌtʃeɪn/ specialized

a series of living things that are connected because each group of things eats the group below it in the chain

the food chainnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈfuːd ˌtʃeɪn/ us /ˈfuːd ˌtʃeɪn/

a series of living things that are connected because each group of things eats the group below it in the series

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

“food chain” in American English

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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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