foraminifera defined in 1951 yearforaminifera - foraminifera;
foraminifera - Group of rhizopod Protozoa, mostly marine, which form shells usually of lime. Protrude, through pores in shell, many thread-like pseudopodia forming a network in which food is trapped. Some shells are microscopic, but others, colonial forms, may be 2 cm across. Foraminiferan shells form an important part of chalk, and of many deep-sea oozes (See also: Globigerina Ooze).
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