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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History and Etymology for 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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“Miliola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miliola. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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