Definition of Foraminifera

1. Noun. Foraminifers.




Definition of Foraminifera

1. n. pl. An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See Rhizophoda.

Definition of Foraminifera

1. Noun. A large group of amoeboid protists, of the order ''Foraminifera'', that are mostly marine. ¹

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Definition of Foraminifera

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Medical Definition of Foraminifera

1. An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See Rhizophoda. Origin: NL, fr. L. Foramen, -aminis, a foramen + ferre to bear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foraminifera

foramens
foramina
foramina alveolaria
foramina nervosa
foramina of the smallest veins of heart
foramina of the venae minimae
foramina palatina minora
foramina papillaria renis
foramina venarum minimarum cordis
foraminal
foraminal herniation
foraminal lymph node
foraminal node
foraminated
foraminifer
foraminifera (current term)
foraminiferal
foraminiferan
foraminiferans
foraminiferas
foraminiferous
foraminifers
foraminotomy
foraminous
foraminulum
forams
forane
foraneous
forasmuch
forasmuch as

Literary usage of Foraminifera

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1. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1900)
"... organisms the casts fall out, leaving the walls of the tests adhering to the matrix. Besides foraminifera there are some obscure examples of polyzoa. ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1870)
"Nota on the foraminifera of Mineral Veins and the adjacent Strata. ... THE following " notes " on the foraminifera obtained by Mr. Charles Moore in his ..."

3. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"Researches on the foraminifera—Supplemental Memoir. ... affords of the validity of the principles on which my Classification of the foraminifera is founded. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"With the hope of throwing light on the life history of the foraminifera, a large number of specimens of this species have been examined. ..."

5. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"As these foraminifera are fossil and mostly siliceous they will not "float," bnt the washed material must after drying be examined under the Microscope and ..."

6. The Microscope: And Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1856)
"... and they were distinguished from the ordinary Cephalopods that possess a single siphon passing from chamber to chamber, by the designation foraminifera, ..."

7. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1876)
"The extreme variability of foraminifera, of both great groups ... so evident and so close that all the foraminifera might be placed in the close union of a ..."

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