Perforata

plural noun Per·fo·ra·ta \ -rātə \

Definition of Perforata

1 :a division of corals including those (as members of the genus Porites) whose skeleton has a porous texture opposed to Aporosa
2 :a division of Foraminifera including those having shells with small perforations for the protrusion of pseudopodia

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Origin and Etymology of perforata

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of perforatus


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