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foraminifer

for·a·min·i·fer

foraminifer

 
pronunciation:
fo r mI nih fr [or] fa r mI nih fr
part of speech: noun
definition: any of several single-celled marine organisms that have chalky cells perforated by tiny pores through which thin pseudopods protrude, and that form the chief component of chalk.
derivations: foraminiferal (adj.), foraminiferous (adj.)