epifauna

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noun epi·fau·na \-ˈfȯ-nə, -ˈfä-\

Definition of epifauna

  1. :  benthic fauna living on the substrate (as a hard sea floor) or on other organisms — compare infauna

epifaunal

play \-ˈfȯ-nəl, -ˈfä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of epifauna

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1914


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