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Pronunciation: flo'ra


  1. Plant life, usually of a certain locality or district.
  2. The population of microorganisms inhabiting the internal and external surfaces of healthy conventional animals.

Synonym(s): microbial associates

[L. Flora, goddess of flowers, fr. flos (flor-), a flower]

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