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flora

 [flor´ah]
the collective plant organisms of a given locality.
intestinal flora the bacteria normally residing within the lumen of the intestine; some are aids in digestion and food breakdown.

flo·ra

(flō'ră),
1. Plant life, usually of a certain locality or district.
2. The population of microorganisms inhabiting the internal and external surfaces of healthy conventional animals. Synonym(s): microbial associates
[L. Flora, goddess of flowers, fr. flos (flor-), a flower]

flora

/flo·ra/ (flor´ah) [L.]
1. the collective plant organisms of a given locality.
2. the bacteria and fungi, both normally occurring and pathological, found in or on an organ.

intestinal flora  the bacteria normally within the lumen of the intestine.

flora

(flôr′ə)
n. pl. floras or florae (flôr′ē′)
1. Plants considered as a group, especially the plants of a particular country, region, or time.
2. A treatise describing the plants of a region or time.
3. The bacteria and other microorganisms that normally inhabit a bodily organ or part: intestinal flora.

flora

[flôr′ə]
microorganisms that live on or within a body to compete with disease-producing microorganisms and provide a natural immunity against certain infections. Also called normal flora.

flora

The bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that normally inhabit a space in the environment or in/on the body–eg intestinal flora, oral flora, etc. See Upper respiratory tract.

flo·ra

(flō'ră)
1. Plant life, usually of a certain locality or district.
2. The population of microorganisms inhabiting the internal and external surfaces of healthy conventional animals.
[L. Flora, goddess of flowers, fr. flos (flor-), a flower]

flora

1. The entire plant life of a region.
2. In medicine, the term is used to refer to the entire bacterial life of a region of the body, as in ‘intestinal flora’, ‘oral flora’, ‘skin flora’ or ‘normal flora’ (COMMENSALS). Although often free-moving, micro-organisms were not classified under fauna. This convenient usage originated at a time when all living things were either flora or fauna. It no longer complies with current biological classification; the bacteria and the cyanobacteria now have a kingdom of their own (Monera).

flora

  1. the plant life characteristic of a particular geographical area.
  2. a botanical manual from which plants can be identified by the use of KEYS. See also MICROFLORA.

Flora

Refers to normal bacteria found in a healthy person.
Mentioned in: Abscess, Stool Culture

flo·ra

(flō'ră)
1. Plant life.
2. The population of microorganisms inhabiting body surfaces of healthy conventional animals.
[L. Flora, goddess of flowers, fr. flos (flor-), a flower]

flora (flôr´ə),

n.pl the bacteria living in various parts of the alimentary canal.
flora, fusospirochetal,
n.pl the microorganisms
F. fusiforme and
B. vincentii. Present in most individuals as normal inhabitants of the oral cavity. Believed by some to be the primary and by others the secondary cause of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG).
flora, normal oral,
n.pl the varying types of bacteria that are usually present in the oral cavity.
flora, oral,
n.pl the microorganisms inhabiting the oral cavity. They are usually saprophytic in nature and live together in a symbiotic relationship. Some are potentially pathogenic, assuming a pathologic role when adverse local or systemic factors such as increased body temperature influence the symbiotic balance of the microorganic flora.

flora

the collective plant organisms of a given locality.

intestinal flora
the microorganisms normally residing within the lumen of the intestine. Ecology is influenced by age, physiological state and environment of the host.
rumen flora
includes bacteria and protozoa in about equal volumes but the bacteria in much greater numbers, and fungi. The important protozoa are ciliated anaerobes.
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On October 29,1962, Flores was born in Mantilla, located south of Havana where the city met the country.
The first time she identified Charles Flores as the passenger outside of Black's house on the morning of her murder was on the witness stand.
The remains of Flores, 30, who was one of seven Philippine Marines killed during a skirmish with the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu last June 19 was flown home to Iloilo City last Wednesday, June 25.
Prosecutors also charged Flores with disobedience based on his failure to appear before an Asamblea Legislativa (AL) panel investigating the corruption claims.
Flores was injured on September 11, 2004, when his motorcycle went off the road.
Garda James Quigley told the court Flores made no reply when charged.
A lawyer acting on behalf of Ms Flores, Mohammed Al Mutawa, earlier said he had asked the Execution Court to investigate suggestions that her ex-husband was in prison, but could not confirm the claim.
Flores didn't seem to pay attention to my rookie looks, nor did he really pay much attention to me at all at first.
Jennings said Flores went to a nearby Mirastar service station, fired shots and stole a man's wallet in a botched carjacking attempt.
Morwood, both of the University of New England in Armidale, Australia, described their fossil gal as being considerably shorter than members of modern pygmy groups, blessed with incredibly strong legs, and a member of a now-extinct Homo species that had spent tens of thousands of years developing its own toolmaking tradition on Flores (SN: 10/30/04, p.
Flores was seriously injured at work in October 2000 and received workers' compensation benefits from November 2000 through 2002.
Ramirez withdrew from the race, and Flores was removed from the ballot for failing to meet a two-year residency requirement.