meiofauna

/ (ˈmaɪəʊˌfɔːnə) /

noun

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 forms of meiofauna

meiofaunal, adjective

Word Origin for meiofauna

C20: from Greek meiōn less + fauna

Words nearby meiofauna

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