food ball n.
A gastric concretion formed of vegetable fibers from the seeds and skins of fruits and sometimes containing starch granules and fat globules. Also called phytobezoar.
noun 1. an agency, group, or center that collects food and distributes it to the needy.
- Food body
noun 1. (botany) a mass of nutrients attached to a seed coat, which attracts ants and thus aids dispersal of the seed
adjective of disease, carried or contracted by eating contaminated food Examples How to recognize and provide first aid for a food-borne illness. Word Origin 1898
noun 1. Ecology. a series of organisms interrelated in their feeding habits, the smallest being fed upon by a larger one, which in turn feeds a still larger one, etc. 2. the chain from a food source to the ultimate consumer. noun 1. (ecology) a sequence of organisms in an ecosystem in which each species […]