microfauna


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microfauna

/mi·cro·fau·na/ (-faw´nah) the microscopic animal organisms of a special region.

microfauna

(mī′krō-fô′nə)
n. pl. microfauna or microfau·nas
Microscopic or very small organisms, such as protozoans, that live in soil or benthic sediments.

mi′cro·fau′nal adj.

microfauna

  1. the flora ofa microhabitat.
  2. any microscopic plants not visible to the naked eye.

microfauna

microscopic animals, e.g. protozoa.
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