Definition of Foram

1. Noun. Marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude.

Exact synonyms: Foraminifer
Generic synonyms: Rhizopod, Rhizopodan
Group relationships: Foraminifera, Order Foraminifera
Specialized synonyms: Globigerina, Nummulite



Definition of Foram

1. Noun. A foraminifer ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foram

1. a marine rhizopod [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foram

foracan
foracans
forage
forage cap
forage fish
forageable
foraged
forager
foragers
forages
foraging
foraging habitat
foragings
foralite
foralites
foram (current term)
foramen
foramen apicis dentis
foramen bursae omentalis majoris
foramen caecum linguae
foramen caecum medullae oblongatae
foramen caecum of frontal bone
foramen caecum of tongue
foramen caecum ossis frontalis
foramen caecum posterius
foramen costotransversarium
foramen diaphragmatis sellae
foramen epiploicum
foramen ethmoidale
foramen frontale

Literary usage of Foram

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1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"foram. Brit. p. 93, pi. 7. fig. 203. Recent and Fossil. ... foram. p. 141 & p. 312, pi. 11. fig. 2. Lower Cretaceous. ..."

2. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1876)
"... c, end, with terminal, flexuous, slit-like orifice. „ 12.—Brady's 'foram. Lias,' p. 112, pi. 3, f. 43. ... Brady's 'foram. Lias,' p. 110, pi. 2, f. 30. ..."

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