Any of the chiefly marine protozoans of the order Foraminifera, characteristically having a calcareous shell with perforations through which numerous pseudopods protrude.(noun)
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Use "foraminifer" in a sentence
"Relative abundance variations of the planktic foraminifer Globigerinoides sacculifer and àÅ½àⲱ8O measured G. ruber white variety in core PBBC1 plotted against calibrated years."
"(H) Abundances of the foraminifer Globigerina bulloides in Cariaco Basin sediments are higher during glacial advances indicating stronger trade winds (20)."
"Steve M., some months back I linked to a California Current foraminifer study that showed things as fairly flat there through the MWP and LIA."