foraminifer

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin foramen (hole) + -ifer (bearing).

Noun[edit]

foraminifer (plural foraminifers)

  1. Any of several large aquatic amoeboid protists, of the subphylum Foraminifera, characterized by streaming granular ectoplasm that among other things is used for catching food, often with a calcareous shell with many holes through which pseudopodia protrude.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (amoebid protist): foram

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