[ 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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Words nearby microbiota
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Example sentences 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|Rachel Khong|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Medical definitions for microbiota
[ mī′krō-bī-ō′tə ]
The microorganisms that typically inhabit a bodily organ or part; flora.
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