[ mahy-kroh-bahy-oh-tuh ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊ baɪˈoʊ tə /
noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Microbiology.
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.
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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|Rachel Khong|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST