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fauna

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noun fau·na \ˈfȯ-nə, ˈfä-\

Simple Definition of fauna

  • biology : all the animals that live in a particular area, time period, or environment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fauna

plural

faunas

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faunae

play \-ˌnē, -ˌnī\
  1. :  animal life; especially :  the animals characteristic of a region, period, or special environment — compare flora

faunal

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faunally

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Examples of fauna in a sentence

  1. studying the diverse fauna of the island

  2. studying the faunas of different islands



Origin and Etymology of fauna

New Latin, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus


First Known Use: 1771

Other Zoology Terms

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FAUNA Defined for Kids

fauna

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noun fau·na \ˈfȯ-nə\

Definition of fauna for Students

  1. :  the animal life typical of a region, period, or special environment <the island's fauna>




Medical Dictionary

fauna

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noun fau·na \ˈfȯn-ə, ˈfän-\

Medical Definition of fauna

plural

faunas

also

faunae

\-ˌē, -ˌī\play play
  1. :  animal life; especially :  the animals characteristic of a region, period, or special environment—compare flora 1

faunal

\-əl\play adjective

faunally

\-əl-ē\play adverb



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