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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processes

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