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microflora

Line breaks: micro|flora
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)flɔːrə(r)
 
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Definition of microflora in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biology
Bacteria and microscopic algae and fungi, especially those living in a particular site or habitat.
Example sentences
  • It is formed from decaying plant roots, leaves, etc. deposited at the surface, and the remains of microflora and microfauna living in the soil.
  • This microflora, composed of 10 bacteria per gram of intestinal content, forms a stable ecosystem that permits the elimination of exogenous organisms.
  • The high heat treatment kills 90 per cent of the milk's normal microflora, destroys enzymes, and upsets the balance of delicate milk components critical to a cheeses texture and flavour.

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