foraminifera

play
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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up foraminifera? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!