globigerina

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n globigerina marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Globigerina (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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n globigerina The typical genus of Globigerinidæ, originally regarded as a genus of cephalopods.
    • n globigerina [lowercase] An individual of this genus: used chiefly in collective compounds: as, globigerina-mud.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Globigerina glob-i-je-rī′na a genus typical of Globigerinidæ, a pelagic family of foraminifers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. globus, a round body + gerere, to bear

Usage

In literature:

Let us fix our attention upon the Globigerina.
"Autobiography and Selected Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Happily, however, better evidence in proof of the organic nature of the Globigerinae than that of analogy is forthcoming.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
It is called Globigerina, and some specimens of chalk consist of little else than Globigerinae and granules.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland IV" by Various
The Globigerina ooze is the most widespread of modern calcareous formations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
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