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.

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  • noun marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processes


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