microfauna

noun
mi·​cro·​fau·​na | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfȯ-nə, -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 \ -​ˈfȯ-​nᵊl , -​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

noun
mi·​cro·​fau·​na | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈfȯn-ə, -ˈfän- \

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-​ \ adjective

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