Definition of radiolaria in English:

radiolaria

Syllabification: ra·di·o·lar·i·a
Pronunciation: /ˌrādeəˈlerēə
 
/

noun

Zoology
Radiolarians collectively.
More example sentences
  • Fewer than 250,000 fossils - most are ‘large microbes,’: foraminifera, radiolaria, coccolithophores or diatoms - are named in the paleontological literature.
  • As in other radiolaria, Acantharea have a gelatinous ectoplasm filled with vacuoles, separated from the inner cell mass by a fibrous capsular wall.
  • The marine biostratigraphy is based upon microfaunas and floras, notably planktonic foraminifera and radiolaria.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin (former order name), from late Latin radiolus 'faint ray', diminutive of radius 'ray'.

Definition of radiolaria in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something