microfauna

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noun mi·cro·fau·na \ˌmī-krō-ˈfȯ-nə, -ˈfä-\

Definition of microfauna

  1. 1 :  minute animals; especially :  those invisible to the naked eye the soil microfauna

  2. 2 :  a small or strictly localized fauna (as of a microenvironment)

microfaunal

play \-ˈfȯ-nəl, -ˈfä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of microfauna

New Latin


First Known Use: 1895


Medical Dictionary

microfauna

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

Medical Definition of microfauna

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

microfaunal

\-ˈfȯn-əl, -ˈfän-\play adjective

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