microflora

noun
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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Other Words from microflora

microfloral \-əl \ adjective

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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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microflora

noun
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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