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- n. A large group of amoeboid protists, of the order Foraminifera, that are mostly marine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See rhizophoda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An order of Rhizopoda, belonging to the sub-kingdom Protozoa, furnished with a shell or test, simple or complex, usually perforated by pores (foramina), whence the name.
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- n. foraminifers
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