noun, Ecology.
successive levels of predation in a food chain represented schematically as a pyramid because upper levels normally consist of decreasing numbers of larger predators.
a diagram that represents a healthy diet by placing food groups in a pyramid according to the number of servings from each group to be eaten every day.
food pyramid


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