Miliola

noun

Mi·​li·​o·​la
mə̇ˈlīələ,
ˌmilēˈōlə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Miliola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miliola. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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