: 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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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