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  • n. The microbial flora harbored by normal, healthy individuals.


micro- +‎ biota (Wiktionary)



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  • "There are microbes everywhere, including in the built environment, but the composition is different between natural environments and human-built areas," explained co-author Ilkka Hanski from the University of Helsinki. "The microbiota in natural environments is more beneficial for us," he told BBC News."
    - Mark Kinver, 'Lack of contact with nature 'increasing allergies'',, 8 May 2012.

    May 9, 2012