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Definition of the noun foraminifera

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noun - plural: -

  1. foraminifers

Alternative definition of the noun foraminifera


  1. A large group of amoeboid protists, of the order Foraminifera, that are mostly marine.


"Foraminifera" is a book by Edward Heron-Allen.

Phrases with Foraminifera

  1. Bauhinia Foraminifera Falcata
  2. order foraminifera
  3. Acasta Foraminifera
  4. Polynoe Foraminifera
  5. Bauhinia Foraminifera
  6. Clathria Foraminifera
  7. Edilemma foraminifera
  8. Aulenella Foraminifera
  9. Uroobovella Foraminifera
  10. Rhaphidophora Foraminifera
  11. Paraphysomonas foraminifera
  12. Species Acasta Foraminifera
  13. Species Polynoe Foraminifera
  14. Species Bauhinia Foraminifera
  15. Species Clathria Foraminifera
  16. species Edilemma foraminifera
  17. Parmelia Physodes Foraminifera
  18. Species Aulenella Foraminifera
  19. Hypogymnia Physodes Foraminifera
  20. Bauhinia Foraminifera Foraminifera

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Google previewOur Space Environment, Opportunities, Stakes and Dangers (2016)

by Claude Nicollier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet

Benthic foraminifera is a component of deep sea biomass commonly referred to as a “bottom dweller”. It resides along and beneath the ocean floor in sediments. Calcareous fossil foraminifera are formed from elements found in the ancient ...

Google previewThe Arctic Climate System (2005)

by Mark C. Serreze, Roger G. Barry

The second major factor influencing foraminifera is the temperature of the water. For every 1 ◦C drop in ocean temperature, there is a relative enrichment in the faunal debris of 0.02‰ 18O. A correction for this has to be made in order to infer ...

Google previewEcology and Applications of Benthic Foraminifera (2006)

by John W. Murray

The critical threshold for the disappearance of free living foraminifera is the onset of sediment mobility. The precise current speed at which ...

Google previewPhosphate Deposits of the World: Volume 3, Neogene to Modern Phosphorites (1986)

by P. J. Cook, J. H. Shergold

foraminifera is the uncertain extent of diagenesis and the uncertainty of ...

Google previewHandbook of Sea-Level Research (2015)

by Ian Shennan, Antony J. Long, Benjamin P. Horton

The loss of agglutinated foraminifera is a widely reported issue for mangrove-based studies, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

Foraminifera, Figure 6 Cartoon representation of shape trends with depth in four families of reef-associated larger foraminifers (adapted from Hallock, 2002). it is important to understand when foraminiferal assemblages respond in parallel with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Sciences (2012)

by Hanneke(J.)G. Baretta-Bekker, Egbert K. Duursma, Bouwe R. Kuipers

Foraminifera [foraminifer(an)s, forams] order of the subphylum →Sarcodina ( phylum Sarcomastigophora, see →Protozoa), unicellular marine organisms living either on the bottom (→benthic) or floating in the water column (planktonic).

Google previewThe Micrographic Dictionary; a Guide to the Examination and Investigation of ... Microscopic Objects ... Plates, Etc (1856)

by John William GRIFFITH (and HENFREY (Arthur))

FORAMINIFERA. viewed. The Foraminifera were formerly considered as microscopic Cephalopods. Ehrenberg regards them as belonging to the Bryozoa among Polypes; viewing the several chambers as either inhabited in common by a ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

The oceanic deposits collected by the Challenger expedition were turned over to him for examination, and the contained Foraminifera furnished the material for an extensive monograph, perhaps the most important ever published on that class ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1884)

by Popular encyclopedia

Monothalamia — Single-chambered Foraminifera. 2. Polythalamia — Many - chambered Foraminifera. (o) Helicoidea: segments of shell arranged in a convolute ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

The concentrations of the isotopes composing the carbonate shells of foraminifera have been used extensively as indirect indicators of climate. In particular, the quantities of the heavy oxygen isotope (18O) relative to the lighter isotope (16O) ...

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Jewel Beetle (Chrysodema foraminifera)


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