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for·a·min·i·fer
[fawr-uh-min-uh-fer, for-]
NOUN [PLURAL FOR·A·MIN·I·FERS, FO·RAM·I·NIF·ER·A]
1.
any chiefly marine protozoan of the sarcodinian order Foraminifera, typically having a linear, spiral, or concentric shell perforated by small holes or pores through which pseudopodia extend.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foraminifera

Foraminifera are members of a phylum or class of amoeboid protists characterized by streaming granular ectoplasm that among other things are used for ...

www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/foram/foramintro.html

Foraminifera (forams for short) are single-celled protists with shells. Their shells are also referred to as tests because in some forms the protoplasm covers the ...

www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/Wetmore.html

Foraminifera are among the most abundant shelled organisms in many marine environments. A cubic centimeter of sediment may hold hundreds of living ...

research.bpcrc.osu.edu/foram/whatarefor.htm

Foraminifera (foraminifers or, informally, just forams) are single-celled amoeboid protists. Modern taxonomies rank the group as a phylum or subphylum.

www.ucl.ac.uk/GeolSci/micropal/foram.html

Foraminifera are found in all marine environments, they may be planktic or benthic in mode of life. The generally accepted classification of the foraminifera is  ...

www.foraminifera.eu

Foraminifera gallery - illustrated catalog by genus, location and geological time, Foraminifera classification, pictures of foraminifera.

www.burkemuseum.org/blog/what-are-forams-how-are-they-studied

Oct 7, 2015 ... Foraminifera, or forams for short, are single-celled organisms that live in the open ocean, along the coasts and in estuaries. Most have shells for ...

www.marinespecies.org/foraminifera

The importance of foraminifera comes from the use of their fossil tests in biostratigraphy, paleoenvironment studies, and isotope geochemistry. Their ubiquity in ...