Globigerinae

globigerina

[gloh-bij-uh-rahy-nuh, -ree-]
noun, plural globigerinas, globigerinae [gloh-bij-uh-rahy-nee, -ree-] .
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:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin globi- globe (combining form of globus) + -ger- (stem of gerere to carry) + -ina -ina

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globigerina (ɡləʊˌbɪdʒəˈraɪnə)
 
n , pl -nas, -nae
1.  any marine protozoan of the genus Globigerina, having a rounded shell with spiny processes: phylum Foraminifera (foraminifers)
2.  globigerina ooze a deposit on the ocean floor consisting of the shells of these protozoans
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin globusglobe + gerere to carry, bear]

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