Meaning of foraminifer

for•a•min•i•fer

Pronunciation: (fôr"u-min'u-fur, for"-), [key]
— pl. for•a•min•i•fers, fo•ram•i•nif•er•a
  1. any chiefly marine protozoan of the sarcodinian order Foraminifera, typically having a linear, spiral, or concentric shell perforated by small holes or pores through which pseudopodia extend. Also called
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