noun, plural for·a·min·i·fers, fo·ram·i·nif·er·a [fuh-ram-uh-nif-er-uh]. /fəˌræm əˈnɪf ər ə/.
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Origin of foraminifer
OTHER WORDS FROM foraminiferfo·ram·i·nif·er·al, fo·ram·i·nif·er·ous, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for foraminifer
Microscopic examination of mud obtained from the bottom, in the vicinity of our anchorage, revealed some shells of foraminifera.The First Landing on Wrangel Island|Irving C. Rosse
We do not know the rate at which the Foraminifera accumulate calcareous mud.The Story of the Earth and Man|J. W. Dawson
He became an authority on the foraminifera, on which subject he published numerous papers.
Where particles of shells or foraminifera are present, a preliminary boiling in hydrochloric acid is advisable.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity|Charles Sumner Boyer
A more tangible example of the Protozoa are the Foraminifera.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold