microfauna

noun
mi·​cro·​fau·​na | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfȯ-nə How to pronounce microfauna (audio) , -ˈfä- \

Definition of microfauna

1 : minute animals especially : those invisible to the naked eye the soil microfauna
2 : a small or strictly localized fauna (as of a microenvironment)

Other Words from microfauna

microfaunal \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈfȯ-​nᵊl How to pronounce microfaunal (audio) , -​ˈfä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of microfauna

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for microfauna

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“Microfauna.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microfauna. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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microfauna

noun
mi·​cro·​fau·​na | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfȯn-ə, -ˈfän- How to pronounce microfauna (audio) \

Medical Definition of microfauna

: minute animals especially : those invisible to the naked eye the soil microfauna — compare macrofauna

Other Words from microfauna

microfaunal \ -​ˈfȯn-​ᵊl, -​ˈfän-​ How to pronounce microfaunal (audio) \ adjective

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