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microflora

[mahy-kroh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈflɔr ə, -ˈfloʊr ə/
noun, plural microfloras, microflorae
[mahy-kroh-flawr-ee, -flohr-ee] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈflɔr i, -ˈfloʊr i/ (Show IPA).
(used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
Biology. microscopic plants.
2.
Ecology. the flora of a microhabitat.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; micro- + flora
Related forms
microfloral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microflorae

microflora

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌflɔːrə/
noun
1.
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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