Infauna Definition

ĭnfônə
noun
The animals burrowing into marine or freshwater sediment.
Webster's New World

An aquatic organism that lives within the dominant medium of its environment.

Burrowing bivalves are infauna that filter-feed from within seafloor sediments.
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Other Word Forms of Infauna

Noun

Singular:
infauna
Plural:
infaunae, infaunas

Origin of Infauna

  • in– fauna

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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