Foraminiferous
Foraminiferous Fo*ram`i*nif"er*ous, a. 1. Having small openings, or foramina. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to, or composed of, {Foraminifera}; as, foraminiferous mud. [1913 Webster]


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