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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: fō-ram′i-nif′ĕr-ă, for′ă-mi-nif′er-ă

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]