Foraminifera

Definition of Foraminifera

Fo`ram`i`nif´e`ra
n. pl.1.(Zool.) An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See Rhizophoda.

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animal order, family Globigerinidae, family Nummulitidae, foram, foraminifer, genus Globigerina, Globigerinidae, Nummulitidae, order Foraminifera, Rhizopoda, subclass Rhizopoda
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