microflora

[ mahy-kroh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˈflɔr ə, -ˈfloʊr ə /

noun, plural mi·cro·flo·ras, mi·cro·flo·rae [mahy-kroh-flawr-ee, -flohr-ee] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈflɔr i, -ˈfloʊr i/. (used with a singular or plural verb)

Biology. microscopic plants.
Ecology. the flora of a microhabitat.

Origin of microflora

First recorded in 1900–05; micro- + flora
Related formsmi·cro·flo·ral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microflora

microflora

/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌflɔːrə) /

noun

the community of microorganisms, including algae, fungi, and bacteria that live in or on another living organism or in a particular habitat
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