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foraminifera

foraminifera

noun plural fo·ra·mi·nif·era \fə-ˌra-mə-ˈni-f(ə-)rə; ˌfr-ə-mə-ˈni-, ˌfär-\

Definition of FORAMINIFERA

:  organisms that are foraminifers

Origin of FORAMINIFERA

New Latin, from Latin foramin-, foramen + -fera, neuter plural of -fer -fer
First Known Use: circa 1836

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