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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

(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

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]
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And when Johnson, his big, hunched back still churlishly turned against her, refused to answer Flora, dismissing her question as "stuff he doesn't comment on", he was enthusiastically cheered.
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Flora told the Advertiser: "It felt lovely to get a card from the Queen.
After hearing about the windfall, Flora lets Daniel know that she'll be on her way and tells him he can move Sinead into the flat.
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