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mi·cro·fau·na

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

mi′cro·fau′nal adj.

microfauna

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfɔːnə)
n
(Environmental Science) very small, esp microscopic, animals

mi•cro•fau•na

(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈfɔ nə)

n., pl. -nas, -nae (-nē). (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
the microscopic animals and protozoa of a habitat or microhabitat.
[1900–05]
mi`cro•fau′nal, adj.
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