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microflora

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌflɔːrə)
n
(Biology) the community of microorganisms, including algae, fungi, and bacteria that live in or on another living organism or in a particular habitat
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mi•cro•flo•ra

(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈflɔr ə, -ˈfloʊr ə)

n., pl. -flo•ras, -flo•rae (-ˈflɔr i, -ˈfloʊr i)
(used with a sing. or pl. v.)
the microscopic plants of a habitat or microhabitat.
[1900–05]
mi`cro•flo′ral, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.microflora - microscopic plants; bacteria are often considered to be microflora
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
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microflora

n microflora
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