Foraminifera



[fawr-uh-min-uh-fer, for-] /ˌfɔr əˈmɪn ə fər, ˌfɒr-/

noun, plural foraminifers, foraminifera
[fuh-ram-uh-nif-er-uh] /fəˌræm əˈnɪf ər ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
any chiefly marine protozoan of the sarcodinian order Foraminifera, typically having a linear, spiral, or concentric shell perforated by small holes or pores through which pseudopodia extend.
/ˌfɒrəˈmɪnɪfə/
noun
1.
any marine protozoan of the phylum Foraminifera, having a shell with numerous openings through which cytoplasmic processes protrude Often shortened to foram See also globigerina, nummulite

1835, Modern Latin, neuter plural of foraminifer “bearing holes,” from Latin foramen “hole, opening, orifice” (see foramen) + -fer “bearing,” from ferre “to bear” (see infer). So called because the shells usually are perforated by pores. Related: Foraminiferous.

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