from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of small Foraminifera, which live abundantly at or near the surface of the sea. Their dead shells, falling to the bottom, make up a large part of the soft mud, generally found in depths below 3,000 feet, and called globigerina ooze. See Illust. of foraminifera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Globigerinidæ, originally regarded as a genus of cephalopods.
- n. [lowercase] An individual of this genus: used chiefly in collective compounds: as, globigerina-mud.
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- n. marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processes
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I split the proxies into three groups: tree rings, ice cores, and other stalactites, globigerina, Chesapeake Mg/Ca, Chinese composite.
The three series which have this problem are the Arabian Sea globigerina proxy, the China Combined proxy, and the GRIP borehole temperature proxy.
Rennick took a sounding, 1960 fathoms; the tube brought up two small lumps of volcanic lava with the usual globigerina ooze.
Central Europe; and on its bottom was deposited the soft ooze of globigerina shells and siliceous sponge skeletons which has now hardened into chalk and flint.