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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History and Etymology for Perforata

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of perforatus

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“Perforata.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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