foraminifera

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plural noun fo·ra·mi·nif·era \fə-ˌra-mə-ˈni-f(ə-)rə; ˌfȯr-ə-mə-ˈni-, ˌfär-\

Definition of foraminifera

  1. :  organisms that are foraminifers

Origin and Etymology of foraminifera

New Latin, from Latin foramin-, foramen + -fera, neuter plural of -fer -fer


First Known Use: circa 1836


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