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foraminifera


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foraminifera  \Fo*ram`i*nif"e*ra\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  L.  foramen, 
  -aminis,  a  foramen  +  ferre  to  bear.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Foraminifera 
  n  :  foraminifers  [syn:  {Foraminifera},  {order  Foraminifera}] 




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