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[gloh-bij-uh-rahy-nuh, -ree-] /gloʊˌbɪdʒ əˈraɪ nə, -ˌri-/
noun, plural globigerinas, globigerinae
[gloh-bij-uh-rahy-nee, -ree-] /gloʊˌbɪdʒ əˈraɪ ni, -ˌri-/ (Show IPA)
any marine foraminifer of the genus Globigerina, having a calcareous shell, occurring either near the surface of the sea or in the mud at the bottom.
Origin of globigerina
1840-50; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin globi- globe (combining form of globus) + -ger- (stem of gerere to carry) + -ina -ina2 Unabridged
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noun (pl) -nas, -nae (-niː)
any marine protozoan of the genus Globigerina, having a rounded shell with spiny processes: phylum Foraminifera (foraminifers)
globigerina ooze, a deposit on the ocean floor consisting of the shells of these protozoans
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Latin globusglobe + gerere to carry, bear
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