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macrofauna

macrofauna The larger animals, collectively, which can be observed without the aid of a microscope (compare microfauna). The macrofauna sometimes includes small soil-dwelling invertebrates, such as annelids and nematodes, but these may be separated into an intermediate category, the mesofauna. Compare meiofauna.

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macrofauna

macrofauna The larger soil animals; the term is sometimes used to include larger insects and earthworms in this category, but otherwise these form part of the mesofauna. Compare macrobiota; meiofauna; mesofauna; and microfauna.

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macrofauna

macrofauna The larger animals; the term is sometimes used to include larger insects and earthworms in this category, but otherwise these form part of the mesofauna. Compare MEIOFAUNA; MESOFAUNA; MICROFAUNA.

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macrofauna

macrofauna See MACROBIOTA.

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