AskDefine | Define microfauna

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Etymology

From micro- (small, tiny) + -fauna (animals).

Noun

  1. The smallest of the faunal size divisions, including mainly microorganisms but also sometimes applied to the tiniest species of animal groups such as ticks, insects, etc.

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Microfauna of species (small animals)

Africa Microfauna

South and Central America Microfauna

Arctic Microfauna

Around the World Microfauna

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