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meiofauna

noun
  1. the component of the fauna of a sea or lake bed comprising small (but not microscopic) animals, such as tiny worms and crustaceans
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Derived Formsmeiofaunal, adjective

Word Origin

C20: from Greek meiōn less + fauna
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