- the microorganisms, both flora and fauna, that inhabit a particular region, when considered collectively.
- the microorganisms that live in the human body, symbiotically or pathologically. See also microbiome.
Origin of microbiota
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Examples from the Web for microbiota
Breast milk is the perfect food, formed by natural selection to have everything the developing child—and its microbiota—needs.It’s the End of the World Unless We All Start Cooking
April 23, 2013