noun, plural for·a·min·i·fers, fo·ram·i·nif·er·a [fuh-ram-uh-nif-er-uh] /fəˌræm əˈnɪf ər ə/.
- foramen of vena cava,
- foramen spinosum,
- foraminal node,
- forasmuch as,
Origin of foraminifer
Examples from the Web for foraminifera
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
Word Origin for foraminifer
1835, Modern Latin, neuter plural of foraminifer "bearing holes," from Latin foramen "hole, opening, orifice" (see foramen) + -fer "bearing," from ferre "to bear" (see infer). So called because the shells usually are perforated by pores. Related: Foraminiferous.