flora(redirected from microbial associates)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
n. Roman Mythology
The goddess of flowers.
n. pl. flo·ras or flo·rae (flôr′ē′)
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) 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.
n, pl -ras or -rae (-riː)
1. (Botany) all the plant life of a given place or time
2. (Botany) a descriptive list of such plants, often including a key for identification
3. (Physiology) short for intestinal flora
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin Flōra goddess of flowers, from flōs flower]
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of flowers
[C16: from Latin, from flōs flower]
flo•ra(ˈflɔr ə, ˈfloʊr ə)
n., pl. flo•ras, flo•rae (ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr i) for 2.
1. the plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a whole.
2. a work systematically describing such plants.
3. plants, as distinguished from fauna.
4. the aggregate of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms occurring on or within the body: intestinal flora.
[1655–65; < New Latin, Latin Flōra the Roman goddess of flowers]
The plants of a particular region or time period: desert flora; prehistoric flora.
All plants occupying a major geographical region.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||flora - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"|
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
browse - vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat; "a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day"
growth - vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
stand - a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
shrubbery - a collection of shrubs growing together
garden - the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden
ground cover, groundcover - low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow
mown, cut - (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"
unmown, uncut - (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine; "uncut grass"; "an unmown lawn"
|2.||flora - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion|
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
botanical medicine, herbal therapy, phytotherapy - the use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet)
phytoplankton - photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
coca - dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect
circulation - free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant); "ocean circulation is an important part of global climate"; "a fan aids air circulation"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom, Plantae - (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants
microflora - microscopic plants; bacteria are often considered to be microflora
crop - a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
endemic - a plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an endemic found only this island"
holophyte - an organism that produces its own food by photosynthesis
non-flowering plant - a plant that does not bear flowers
plantlet - a young plant or a small plant
wilding - a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)
ornamental - any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
pot plant - a plant suitable for growing in a flowerpot (especially indoors)
acrogen - any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem
apomict - a plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixis
aquatic - a plant that lives in or on water
cryptogam - formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
annual - (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
biennial - (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
perennial - (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
escape - a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
hygrophyte - a plant that grows in a moist habitat
neophyte - a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
embryo - (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
sporophyte - the spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
gametophyte - the gamete-bearing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
garden plant - any of a variety of plants usually grown especially in a flower or herb garden
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
rock plant - plant that grows on or among rocks or is suitable for a rock garden
autophyte, autophytic plant, autotroph, autotrophic organism - plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
squamule - a minute scale
myrmecophyte - plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it
nitrification - the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)
flora, augu valsts
hệ thực vật
flora[ˈflɔːrə] N (floras or florae (pl)) [ˈflɔːriː] → flora f
flora[ˈflɔːrə] n → flore f
n → Flora f
flora[flɔːrə] n → flora
the plants of a district or country as a whole. the flora and fauna of Borneo. plantegroei نَبات флора flora flóra die Flora flora; planteverden χλωρίδαflora floora گیاهان kasvisto flore עוֹלָם הַצוֹמֵחַ वनस्पति flora növényvilág flora flóra, gróðurríki flora 植物相 (한 방, 한 시대의) 식물상(相) augmenija, flora flora, augu valsts flora floraplanteliv, floraflora ديوې سيمې يا (تاريخى) دورې بوټى flora floră флора flóra rastlinje flora flora พืชที่ขึ้นในเฉพาะพื้นที่ bitki örtüsü 植物群，植物區系 флора کسی خاص علاقے کے نباتات quần thực vật 植物群，植物区系
flora→ نَبَاتات flóra flora Flora χλωρίδα flora kasvisto flore flora flora 植物相 식물군 flora flora flora flora флора flora พืชที่ขึ้นในเฉพาะพื้นที่ bitki örtüsü hệ thực vật 植物群
n. flora, grupo de bacterias que se alojan en un órgano;
intestinal ___ → ___ intestinal.