Definition of Epifauna

1. Noun. A fauna characterized by members whose typical life sites are on the outer surface of their environment, as opposed to within it, e.g. animals living on top of the sediment at the seafloor. ¹



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Definition of Epifauna

1. fauna living on a hard sea floor [n -FAUNAE or -FAUNAS]

Medical Definition of Epifauna

1. Animals living on the surface of the substrate. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epifauna

epidural block
epidural cavity
epidural haematoma
epidural injection
epidural meningitis
epidural neoplasms
epidural space
epidurally
epidurals
epidurography
epieikeia
epiestriol
epifamilies
epifamily
epifascial
epifauna (current term)
epifaunae
epifaunal
epifaunas
epiflora
epifloral
epifluorescence
epifluorescence microscopes
epifluorescences
epifluorescent
epifluorohydrin
epifluorohydrins
epifocal
epigaea
epigaeal

Literary usage of Epifauna

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1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"The same method can be used to take a random sample of any sessile organism. A device used for surveying epifauna is the diver- operated ..."

2. Secrets of Animal Life by John Arthur Thomson (1919)
"... a stone from the bottom to see what is meant by an " epifauna," sometimes a dozen different kinds of creatures living together in moving equilibrium. ..."

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