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microbiota

 [mi″kro-bi-o´tah]
the microscopic living organisms of a region. adj., adj microbiot´ic.
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microbiota

(mī′krō-bī-ō′tə)
n.
(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The microorganisms that typically inhabit a particular environment, such as the soil, a body of water, or a site on or in an organism, considered as a group. Also called microbiome.
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mi·cro·bi·o·ta

(mīkrō-bī-ōtă)
Collective term for microflora (i.e., any type of minute organism) that may be found within a given environment.
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