microfauna


mi·cro·fau·na

noun \ˌmī-krō-ˈf-nə, -ˈfä-\

Definition of MICROFAUNA

1
:  minute animals; especially :  those invisible to the naked eye <the soil microfauna>
2
:  a small or strictly localized fauna (as of a microenvironment)
mi·cro·fau·nal \-ˈf-nəl, -ˈfä-\ adjective

Origin of MICROFAUNA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1895

Rhymes with MICROFAUNA

mi·cro·fau·na

noun \ˌmī-krō-ˈfn-ə, -ˈfän-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MICROFAUNA

: minute animals; especially : those invisible to the naked eye <the soil microfauna>—compare macrofauna
mi·cro·fau·nal \-ˈfn-əl, -ˈfän-\ adjective

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