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Meaning of "microfauna" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MICROFAUNA

microfauna  [ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfɔːnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MICROFAUNA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Microfauna is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MICROFAUNA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

microfauna

Microfauna

Microfauna refers to microscopic organisms that exhibit animal-like qualities. Microfauna are represented in the animal kingdom and the protist kingdom. This is in contrast to microflora which, together with microfauna, make up the microzoa.

Definition of microfauna in the English dictionary

The definition of microfauna in the dictionary is very small, esp microscopic, animals.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MICROFAUNA


anguifauna
ˈæŋwɪˌfɔːnə
avifauna
ˌeɪvɪˈfɔːnə
corner
ˈkɔːnə
cremorne
krɪˈmɔːnə
dauner
ˈdɔːnə
entomofauna
enˈtɒməˌfɔːnə
epifauna
ˈɛpɪˌfɔːnə
fauna
ˈfɔːnə
herpetofauna
ˈhɜːpɪtəʊˌfɔːnə
horner
ˈhɔːnə
ichthyofauna
ˌɪkθɪəˈfɔːnə
infauna
ɪnˈfɔːnə
macrofauna
ˈmækrəʊˌfɔːnə
megafauna
ˈmɛɡəˌfɔːnə
meiofauna
ˈmaɪəʊˌfɔːnə
mourner
ˈmɔːnə
piscifauna
ˈpɪsɪˌfɔːnə
sauna
ˈsɔːnə
spawner
ˈspɔːnə
warner
ˈwɔːnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MICROFAUNA

microfarad
microfaunae
microfaunal
microfelsitic
microfiber
microfibre
microfibril
microfibrillar
microfiche
microfiche reader
microfilament
microfilaria
microfilariae
microfilarial
microfiling
microfilm
microfilm plotter
microfilm reader
microfilmable
microfilmer

WORDS THAT END LIKE MICROFAUNA

abuna
Arjuna
bhuna
Buna
Duna
Eskilstuna
Fortuna
Kaduna
kahuna
Kiruna
koruna
kuna
lacuna
laguna
Luna
Nagarjuna
Pampeluna
puna
tuna
vicuna

Synonyms and antonyms of microfauna in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «microfauna» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MICROFAUNA

Find out the translation of microfauna to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of microfauna from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «microfauna» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

微型动物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

microfauna
570 millions of speakers

English

microfauna
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सूक्ष्मजीवों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وحيش مجهري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

микрофауна
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

microfauna
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

microfauna
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

microfaune
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mikrofauna
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mikrofauna
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

微小動物相
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

microfauna
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mikrofauna
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vi động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நுண்நோக்கியில் காணக்கூடிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मायक्रोफोना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

microfauna
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

microfauna
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mikrofauna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мікрофауна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

microfauna
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μικροπανίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

micro fauna
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mikrofauna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mikrofaunaen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of microfauna

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MICROFAUNA»

The term «microfauna» is normally little used and occupies the 117.223 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MICROFAUNA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «microfauna» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «microfauna» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about microfauna

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MICROFAUNA»

Discover the use of microfauna in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to microfauna and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology
ance and an efficient activated sludge plant has the following characteristics: † High numbers of microfauna cells ($106 organisms/l) † Microfauna composed chiefly of crawling and attached ciliates, with almost no flagellates or swimming ...
Duncan Mara, Nigel J. Horan, 2003
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The Pantanal of Poconé: Biota and Ecology in the Northern ...
... Unknown Microfauna Microf auna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna Microfauna ...
Charles W. Heckman, 1998
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The Ecology of Marine Sediments: An Introduction to the ...
number) are interested in the meiofauna, and only very few study the microfauna. Fig. 1.3 shows data from a typical intertidal beach where the smallest animals, the microfauna, dominate numerically, but the macrofauna dominates in terms of  ...
John Stuart Gray, 1981
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Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology
Protozoans are usually mobile and are voracious predators of bacteria and other microfauna species (Lavelle et al. 1997). Nematodes are an abundant and trophi - cally diverse group in which each species specializes on bacteria, fungi, roots, ...
F. Stuart Chapin, III, Pamela A. Matson, Harold A. Mooney, 2002
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Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services
2009), and that viruses can influence the population sizes of plant pathogens and beneficial bacteria, and may play a role in the biogeochemical cycle through causing microbial cell lysis (Kimura et al. 2008). 1.2.1.3 Microfauna Soil microfauna ...
Diana H. Wall, Richard D. Bardgett, Valerie Behan-Pelletier, 2013
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Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal ...
Larger soil animals that one can readily remove with one's hands from a soil sample, in particular burrowing vertebrates (e.g., moles or rabbits); contrasted with megafauna, meiofauna, mesofauna, and microfauna (Allaby 1994). Note: Some ...
Edward M. Barrows, 2011
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Farming for Food and Water Security
Due to limited movement in soil, small organisms, particularly microflora and microfauna, may be benefitted from the long ranging movements of earthworms ( Fig. 3). The digestive system of earthworms consists of a pharynx, oesophagus and ...
Eric Lichtfouse, 2012
8
Mineral Exploration: Recent Strategies
SWYI Non-calc, massive T No microfauna 2". Z Z I I 0 Modular Light grey Nonocalc, massive | NO microfauna b_ 38 I I I I E shale with silt grains. i 5 T; g E E O Nodal“ Lightgmyi MIW.¢_8Ib-, | No microfauna 37 Z I I Z :I shale ! With saltgrains. i 1 _ ...
S. Rajendran, 2007
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U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper
These beds represent the only part of the section that is nearly analogous to the Grandstand Formation of the foothills region, as they carry a restricted microfauna consisting chiefly of Verneuilinoides borealis Tappan, Miliarwmina awunensis ...
‎1958
10
Soil Ecology and Management
3.1 Biology of Soil Microfauna The microfauna are eukaryotic organisms about 2 —5500/Jm long, much larger than bacteria (Table 3.1). They live in water films and are considered permanent soil dwellers. This group includes the organisms  ...
Joann K. Whalen, Luis Sampedro, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MICROFAUNA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term microfauna is used in the context of the following news items.
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A Beer Geek's Asheville Afternoon
Yes, the veritable walls and walls of barrels are to blame, because they're doing their microfauna thing in culturing some of the world's best ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
2
'Ground-breaking' animation revealing the living world hidden …
These microfauna (0.005–0.1mm thick) can perform several important ecological functions – including the transmission of soil-borne viruses ... «Farming UK, Jul 15»
3
Bay Delta Fish You've Never Heard Of: Sacramento Splittail
A habitue of slow-moving water in stagnant channels, the splittail lives on microfauna such as insects, small clams and crustaceans, and ... «KCET, Jul 15»
4
3 Pungent Beers Made Using Belgian Ingenuity
Here, brouwerijen flood their wort into open-air pools called "coolships," where it meets the wild yeast and microfauna of the valley. «San Antonio Current, Jun 15»
5
Will proposed EPA rules offer help for the hives?
Willett calls them “charismatic microfauna.” “People are fascinated by the work of honeybees,” Willett said. “Honeybees are warmer and fuzzier ... «Yakima Herald-Republic, Jun 15»
6
Scientists find 16000-year-old fossilised pollen in mystery tomb
In the latest study the team analysed the pollen and spores preserved in the sediment together with the microfauna remains recovered. «Daily Mail, May 15»
7
Reptiles, amphibians find homes in the Hole
... (distantly related classes of vertebrates) are lumped — provide inspiration to listen, look, marvel and report these charismatic microfauna. «Jackson Hole News&Guide, Apr 15»
8
Now you see it, now you don't
Nicky Bay is a Singapore-based macro photography instructor, who documents the microfauna of jungles and parks in Singapore and ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
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Mumbai: With sudden rise in forest fires in Aarey Colony, locals …
... from the NGO Sprouts, adding further, “It can also destroy the soil's fertility by killing all microflora and microfauna and seeds of local species. «Mid-Day, Apr 15»
10
Appalachian State professor uncovers fossils from dinosaur era in …
Other major discoveries have included microfossils and microfauna, a pre-mammalian jaw, and even specimens from the Cretaceous period, ... «The Daily Tar Heel, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Microfauna [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/microfauna>. Jul 2020 ».
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