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globigerina

(ɡləʊˌbɪdʒəˈraɪnə)
n, pl -nas or -nae (-niː)
1. (Animals) any marine protozoan of the genus Globigerina, having a rounded shell with spiny processes: phylum Foraminifera (foraminifers)
2. (Animals) globigerina ooze a deposit on the ocean floor consisting of the shells of these protozoans
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin globus globe + gerere to carry, bear]
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Noun1.globigerina - marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processesglobigerina - marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processes
foram, foraminifer - marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude
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Benthic Foraminifera; Assilina dandotica, Assilina laminosa, Assilina leymerie, Assilina spinosa, Nummulites globulus Leymerie, Nummulites atacicus Leymerie, Nummulites mammalitus, Discocyclina dispansa, Discocyclina ranikotensis, Lockhartia conditi, Operculina, Bigenerina, Miliolids, Textularia and Planktic Foraminifera; Globigerina along with some echinoderms and algal fragments often embedded in sparry calcite or lime mud.
These rocks are composed of the clayey hydromicaceous material with lenses and interbeds of organic detritus, mostly Globigerina foraminiferal shells.
Clockwise from mushroom at bottom: Amanita muscaria, giant panda, Desmaretla, Euglena, Giardia, Trichomonas, star sand foram, Allogromia foram, Globigerina foram, Colpidium ciliates, Stentor, dinoflagellate, Coscinodiscus, Stephanodiscus, giant kelp, Gephyrocapsa, Ceratolithus, Phaeocystis, Magnolia, Galaxaura red seaweed, Scenedesmus green algae, Entamoeba, Tubulifera slime mold, Chaos amoeba, SOURCE: A.
3 Globiecrinida Globoquadrina conglomerala (as Globigerina conglomerata) Neogloboquadrina dutertrei (as Globigerina eggeri) Globigerina inflata Globigerinella aequilateralis Globigerinoides ruber Globigerinoides conglobatus Globorotalia menardii Globorotalia truncatulinoides Hastigerina pelagica Orbulin a universa Pulleniatina obliquiloculata Candeina nitida Globigerina spp.
in the studied sections based on the occurrence of Triloculina tricarinata, Asterigerina rotula, Amphistegina lessoni, Neorotalia viennotti, Ammonia beccari, Ammonia stachi, Elphidium sp.14, Elphidium sp.1, Miogypsina sp., Operculina complanata, Orbulina universa, Globigerinoides sp., Globigerina sp., Globorotalia sp.
Globigerina bulloides d'Orbigny, aspinose planktic foraminifer, is substantially present in temperate to subpolar water masses and is also characteristic of upwelling areas in lower latitudes [4-11].
In the deepest block (I) surficial sediments were classified as Globigerina clay devoid of an oxidized layer, whilst the adjacent block (II) contained an assorted biogenic hemipelagic biota (foraminifera, pteropods, scaphopods, micromolluscs, and echinoid and sponge spicules) and a discrete oxidized layer.
Although we dredged frequently in most characteristic Globigerina ooze, I was much struck with the absence of living Globigerinae on the surface.