A type of protozoan which has a calcareous shell (shell made of calcium carbonate), often large enough to be seen by the naked eye. There are both bottom-dwelling and planktonic species. Foraminifera are important index fossils.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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