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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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But Flores made clear at the luncheon that his position is non-negotiable, the result of more than two-thirds of his panel's steering committee voicing its support for ending the bank.
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Garda James Quigley told the court Flores made no reply when charged.
Ms Flores yesterday went to the Execution Court hoping to persuade a different judge to issue an order demanding the girl be handed over to her.
Flores didn't seem to pay attention to my rookie looks, nor did he really pay much attention to me at all at first.
It's a big venue, but as Flores noted, "I think there's a lot of curiosity about what the company's about.
Some of her fellow Flores folk inherited the growth disorder, the scientists suggest.
Flores received her Form SAA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, for 2002, the benefits reported totaled $20,675.
Flores then beat Granato head-to-head with a decisive 59 percent of the vote in the Northwest Side ward's April runoff.
Tom Flores, president of CSF Franchise Group of Fayetteville, said he had to step in and clean up the mess left behind by some of his franchisees.
Enoch Flores of the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi was returning from a golf game last June, when he witnessed a horrific automobile accident.