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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of Globigerinidæ, originally regarded as a genus of cephalopods.
  • noun [lowercase] An individual of this genus: used chiefly in collective compounds: as, globigerina-mud.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processes

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