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globigerina


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Globigerina  \Glo*big`e*ri"na\,  n.;  pl  {Globigerin[ae]}.  [NL., 
  fr  L.  globus  a  round  body  +  gerere  to  bear.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  globigerina 
  n  :  marine  protozoan  having  a  rounded  shell  with  spiny  processes 




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