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flora

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noun flo·ra \ˈflōr-ə, ˈflȯr-\

Medical Definition of flora

plural floras also flo·rae \ˈflō(ə)r-ˌē, ˈflȯ(ə)r-, -ˌī\play play

  1. 1:  plant life; especially :  the plants characteristic of a region, period, or special environment <fossil flora>—compare fauna

  2. 2:  the microorganisms (as bacteria or fungi) living in or on the body <the beneficial flora of the intestine> <potentially harmful skin flora>

  3. flo·ral \ˈflōr-əl, ˈflȯr-\play adjective





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