A subclass of Rhizopoda possessing anastomosing pseudopodia; these form a network around the cell which usually develops into a complex calcareous shell; an important component of the ocean bottom and of rockbeds overlying oil deposits. [L. foramen, aperture, + fero, to carry]

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  • Foraminifera — noun foraminifers • Syn: ↑order Foraminifera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Rhizopoda, ↑subclass Rhizopoda • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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