Miliola

noun Mi·li·o·la \ mə̇ˈlīələ , ˌmilēˈōlə \

Definition of Miliola

: a genus of Foraminifera (the type of a large family Miliolidae) including forms that have existed since the Triassic and have contributed largely to the formation of various limestones

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Origin and Etymology of miliola

New Latin, diminutive of Latin milium millet; from the resemblance of shells of animals of this genus to millet seed


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