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)

microfaunal

play \-ˈfȯ-nᵊl, -ˈfä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of microfauna

New Latin


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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

microfaunal

play \-ˈfȯn-ᵊl, -ˈfän-\ adjective

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