foraminiferan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From foraminifer +‎ -an.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fəˌɹamɪˈnɪfəɹən/

Noun[edit]

foraminiferan ‎(plural foraminiferans)

  1. (zoology, paleontology) An organism of the phylum Foraminifera; a foraminifer.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 146:
      Eocene foraminiferans are very different from Pliocene ones, and even within the Eocene there are many fine time divisions that can be recognised using foraminifera.

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