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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 for catching food and other uses; and ...

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.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.

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.marinespecies.org/foraminifera

This World Database of all species of Foraminifera ever described (recent and fossil), is part of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), a global initiative ...

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 ...

ocean.si.edu/slideshow/foraminifera

Foraminifera. Microscopic, single-celled organisms called foraminifera have a fossil record that extends from today to more than 500 million years ago. Although ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Foraminifera

Foraminifera, abbreviated as forams, are single-celled amoeboid protists comprising the order Foraminiferida (or Foraminifera of supergroup Rhizaria), ...