Definition of radiolaria in English:

radiolaria

Line breaks: radio|laria
Pronunciation: /ˌreɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈlɛːrɪə
 
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noun

Zoology
  • Radiolarians collectively.
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    • 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'.

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