globigerina

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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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Although we dredged frequently in most characteristic Globigerina ooze, I was much struck with the absence of living Globigerinae on the surface.