Ro·​ta·​lia | \ rōˈtālēə \

Definition of Rotalia

: a genus of foraminiferans having a finely perforated test with the segments in a turbinoid spiral and with septa composed of two lamellae between which are anastomosing canals

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Other Words from Rotalia

rotalian \ -​lēən \ adjective or noun
rotaliform \ -​ləˌfȯrm \ or rotaliiform \ -​lēəˌfȯrm \ adjective

History and Etymology for Rotalia

New Latin, from Late Latin rotalis + New Latin -ia

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“Rotalia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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