fu·​su·​li·​nid | \ ˌfyü-zə-ˈlī-nid How to pronounce fusulinid (audio) , -ˈlē-, -ˈli- \

Definition of fusulinid

: any of a family (Fusulinidae) of extinct marine foraminifers

Examples of fusulinid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The traces of ancient invertebrates with astonishing names (crinoids, fusulinids, and so on) were just one of many signs that the landscape my coastal relatives used to mock for its monotony in fact harbored wonders. Ben Lerner, The New Yorker, "A Strange Australian Masterpiece," 29 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of fusulinid

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fusulinid

New Latin Fusulinidae, from Fusulina, a genus, from Latin fusus spindle + -ulus -ule + New Latin -ina, diminutive suffix

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“Fusulinid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fusulinid. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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