defaunate

defaunate

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • defaunate — n. [L. de, away from; Fauna, deity of herds and fields] To remove from an organism its commensalistic or mutualistic microfauna, for which the organism ordinarily serves as a host …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • defaunate — de·faun·ate (de fawnґāt) [de + fauna] to remove or destroy an animal population, especially parasites, such as by removing hookworms from the intestinal tract or delousing …   Medical dictionary

  • defaunate — de·fau·nate …   English syllables

  • defaunation — noun see defaunate …   Useful english dictionary

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