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Definition of 'food web'

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They have been the critical organisms in the food web structure. Globe and Mail (2003)Destructive fishing practices, such as trawling and depletion of key fish species in the marine food web, are among the greatest threats to coral reefs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Without sharks, the balance of the entire ocean food web may topple, creating a devastating effect. Times, Sunday Times (2018)Food webs already seem to be simplifying. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Marine food webs are sometimes traced using the flow of energy that passes through them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the effects of poisoning the seabed and the water column are still cascading through the food webs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The relative influence of these opposite processes on the dynamics of food webs remains a lively topic of debate. The Times Literary Supplement (2016)Ecosystems with complex food webs were thriving, and paleontologists are only just beginning to document the oddities that evolved during this time. Smithsonian (2019)

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Used Rarely. food web is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Definition of food web from the Collins English Dictionary
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