plural noun

Definition of Lituolidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Lituolidae

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

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“Lituolidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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