Foraminifera

Group of Rhizopod Protozoa that secrete a test (‘shell`) and have slender pseudopods that extend beyond the test and unite to form networks. Allogromia is a genus within this group. Extensive remains of Foraminiferan tests are found in sedimentary rocks from the Ordovician to the present.

Foraminifera

Protozoan group, individuals of which usually secrete a calcareous test; both planktonic and benthic representatives
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Foraminifera

[n] - foraminifers
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Foraminifera

Fo·ram`i·nif'e·ra noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin foramen , -aminis , a foramen + ferre to bear.] (Zoology) An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, wh...
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Foraminifera

order Foraminifera noun foraminifers
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Foraminifera

• (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.
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Foraminifera

Foraminifera is an order of animals of low type belonging to the class Rhizopoda, of the Phylum Protozoa, furnished with a shell or test, simple or complex, usually perforated by pores called foramina from which the animals get their name.
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Foraminifera

Type: Term Pronunciation: fō-ram′i-nif′ĕr-ă, for′ă-mi-nif′er-ă Definitions: 1. A subclass of Rhizopoda possessing anastomosing pseudopodia; these form a network around the cell that usually develops into a complex calcareous shell; an important component of the ocean bottom and of rockbeds overlying ...
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foraminifera

Any marine protozoan of the order Foraminiferida, with shells of calcium carbonate. Their shells have pores through which filaments project. Some form part of the plankton, others live on the sea bottom. The many-chambered Globigerina is part of the plankton. Its shells eventually form much of the chalky ooze of the ocean flo...
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foraminifera

(L: foramen an opening/hole; fera=bearing; ferre to bear) are small single-celled marine organisms with perforated shells made of lime. They are important in forming chalk deposits and deep-sea oozes. Protozoans of the order Foraminifera, having perforated chalky shells through which amoeba-like pseudopodia emerge. Foraminifers usually live on the ...
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Foraminifera

The Foraminifera (`hole bearers`, or forams for short) are a phylum or class of amoeboid protists. They are characterized both by their thin pseudopodia that form an external net for catching food, and they usually have an external shell, or test, made of various materials and constructed in diverse forms. Most forams are aquatic, primarily mari.....
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foraminifera

A class of oceanic protozoa most of which have shells composed of calcite.
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Foraminifera

Single-celled organisms (protists) with a hard shell. Minute single celled 'armoured amoeba' (protoctista) that secrete a calcareous shell and live in the sea.
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Foraminifera

Single-celled protists that secrete a shell or test. Accumulations of the shells of dead foraminifer
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Foraminifera

A class of oceanic protozoa most of which have shells composed of calcite.
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Foraminifera

Protozoan group, individuals of which usually secrete a calcareous test; both planktonic and benthic
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