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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 also faunae play \-ˌnē, -ˌnī\

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

faunal play \-nəl\ adjective
faunallyplay adverb

Examples of fauna in a sentence

  1. studying the diverse fauna of the island

  2. studying the faunas of different islands



Origin of fauna

New Latin, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus


First Known Use: 1771

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Rhymes with fauna


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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