Defaunate | definition of defaunate by Medical dictionary
elimination of microscopic fauna, especially protozoa, in the rumen and cecum, with depressing effects on digestion.
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The activity of saponin in lerak extract to defaunate
rumen protozoa is not affected by the diet composition.
At moderate intensities dredging causes blooms of ephemeral or mobile species and at high intensities it may eventually defaunate
large coastal areas either due to physical smothering or development of anoxia (Skilleter et al.