Foramen

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Definition

  • according to Hottinger (2006):

FORAMEN - [intercameral foramen] (plural: foramina); the opening or openings that allow communication between the lumina of consecutive chambers and provide passage for functional endoplasm. May be primary, hence formed by an initial cameral aperture, or secondary, i.e. formed by resorption of masks or other parts of the septum (tunnel). Cameral apertures converted into intercameral foramina may be modified in shape by resorption or through restriction by attachment of a toothplate, foramenal plate or umbilical plate.


See also

References

Hottinger (2006), Illustrated glossary of terms used in foraminiferal research. Carnets de Géologie, Memoir 2, ISSN 1634-0744

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