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infauna

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noun in·fau·na \ˈin-ˌfȯ-nə, -ˌfä-\

Definition of infauna

  1. :  benthic fauna living in the substrate and especially in a soft sea bottom — compare epifauna

infaunal

play \-ˌfȯ-nəl, -ˌfä-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of infauna

New Latin, from 2in- + fauna


First Known Use: 1914


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