mi·​cro·​flo·​ra | \ˌmī-krə-ˈflȯr-ə \

Definition of microflora 

1 : microscopic flora

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

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microfloral \-​əl \ adjective

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Most supplements contain a cocktail of these varying probiotic strains, designed to deliver a one-two punch of healthy bacteria that supports overall health and the diversity of the gut’s microflora. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Complete Guide to Probiotics, From Supplements to Kombucha," 16 Oct. 2018 Murray’s Cheese is working with Rockefeller University to learn more about the microflora in its cheese caves in Long Island City, Queens. Larissa Zimberoff, New York Times, "Small Cheese Makers Invest in a Stinky Science," 6 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of microflora

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for microflora

New Latin

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mi·​cro·​flo·​ra | \ˌmī-krə-ˈflōr-ə, -ˈflȯr- \

Medical Definition of microflora 

1 : a small or strictly localized flora (as of a microenvironment) intestinal microflora

2 : microscopic flora — compare macroflora

Other Words from microflora

microfloral \-​əl \ adjective

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