Lituolidae

plural noun Lit·u·ol·i·dae

Definition of Lituolidae

  1. :  a family of imperforate foraminiferans that are related to those of the family Fusulinidae and have shells divided into cells and composed chiefly of sand grains cemented together

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Origin and Etymology of lituolidae

New Latin, from Lituola, type genus (diminutive of Latin lituus curved staff) + -idae


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