from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An extensive division of rhizopods in which the pseudopodia are more or less slender and coalesce at certain points, forming irregular meshes. It includes the shelled Foraminifera, together with some groups which lack a true shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foraminiferous protozoans; a synonym of Foraminifera. Also Reticulosa.
- n. A genus of myxomycetous fungi, giving name to the family Reticulariaceæ. The spores, capillitium, and columella are uniformly bright-colored, without lime.
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Allen & Neill (1950) reported alligator snappers to eat Painted turtles Chrysemys picta, Chicken turtles Deirochelys reticularia, mud turtles Kinosternon, as well as other alligator snappers.