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[Short for foraminifer.]
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(Animals) another name for foraminifer
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for•a•min•i•fer(ˌfɔr əˈmɪn ə fər, ˌfɒr-)
any chiefly marine protozoan of the order Foraminifera, typically having a linear, spiral, or concentric shell perforated by small holes or pores through which pseudopodia extend.
[1835–45; < New Latin Foraminifera < Latin foramen]
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|Noun||1.||foram - marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude|
globigerina - marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processes
nummulite - large fossil protozoan of the Tertiary period
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