defaunate

transitive verb
de·​fau·​nate | \(ˈ)dēˈfȯˌnāt\
-ed/-ing/-s

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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