meiofauna

noun
meio·​fauna | \ ˈmīō+ \

Definition of meiofauna

: the mesofauna of the benthos

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Other Words from meiofauna

meiofaunal \ ¦mīō+¦ \ adjective

First Known Use of meiofauna

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meiofauna

New Latin, from mi- + fauna

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“Meiofauna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meiofauna. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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