epifauna

noun
epi·​fau·​na | \ ˌe-pi-ˈfȯ-nə How to pronounce epifauna (audio) , -ˈfä- \

Definition of epifauna

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

Other Words from epifauna

epifaunal \ ˌe-​pi-​ˈfȯ-​nᵊl How to pronounce epifauna (audio) , -​ˈfä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of epifauna

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epifauna

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“Epifauna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epifauna. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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