mesofauna

noun meso·fauna \"+\

Definition of mesofauna

  1. :  very small invertebrate animals (such as mites, nematodes, or centipedes) that are usually .1 mm to 2 mm (.004 to .08 inch) in length The terms macrofauna, mesofauna, and microfauna are used especially in describing those organisms living in or on soil or benthic sediment. — compare meiofauna

mesofaunal

adjective mesofaunal composition

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Origin and Etymology of mesofauna

New Latin, from mes- + fauna


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