Pronunciation: fo-ram'i-nif'er-a, for'a-mi-nif'er-a
Definition: A subclass of Rhizopoda possessing anastomosing pseudopodia; these form a network around the cell that usually develops into a complex calcareous shell; an important component of the ocean bottom and of rockbeds overlying oil deposits.
[L. foramen, aperture, + fero, to carry]
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