transitive verb
de·​fau·​nate | \ (ˈ)dēˈfȯˌnāt \

Definition of defaunate

: to remove a fauna from : remove the intestinal protozoans of (termites)

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Other Words from defaunate

defaunation \ ˌdēˌfȯˈnāshən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for defaunate

de- + New Latin fauna + English -ate

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“Defaunate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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