Definition of Foraminiferan

1. Noun. (zoology palaeontology) An organism of the phylum ''Foraminifera''; a foraminifer. ¹



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Definition of Foraminiferan

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Medical Definition of Foraminiferan

1. A type of protozoan which has a calcareous shell (shell made of calcium carbonate), often large enough to be seen by the naked eye. There are both bottom-dwelling and planktonic species. Foraminifera are important index fossils. (04 Apr 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foraminiferan

foramina alveolaria
foramina nervosa
foramina of the smallest veins of heart
foramina of the venae minimae
foramina palatina minora
foramina papillaria renis
foramina venarum minimarum cordis
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foraminal herniation
foraminal lymph node
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foraminiferan (current term)
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foraneous
forasmuch
forasmuch as
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Literary usage of Foraminiferan

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1. Quarterly Journal by Geological Society of London (1864)
"The foraminiferan fauna runs, therefore, in a parallel with the long-known Molluscan fauna of the Viennese brackish Tertiaries. [COUNT M.] On the LEAD- and ..."

2. Problems of Genetics by William Bateson (1913)
"... a Radiolarian or foraminiferan. Attempts have lately been made to apply mathematical treatment to problems of biology. It has sometimes seemed to me ..."

3. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"... minute quantities of earthy matter left on solution of the foraminiferan shells, which never reach this depth but are dissolved before they sink so far. ..."

4. Outlines of Evolutionary Biology by Arthur Dendy (1912)
"... inhabitant of the Hask whether its shell be ornamented in one way rather than in another ? Does one pattern help a unicellular foraminiferan or ..."

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