plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Lituolidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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