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[gloh-bij-uh-rahy-nuh, -ree-] /gloʊˌbɪdʒ əˈraɪ nə, -ˌri-/

noun, plural globigerinas, globigerinae
[gloh-bij-uh-rahy-nee, -ree-] /gloʊˌbɪdʒ əˈraɪ ni, -ˌri-/ (Show IPA)
any marine foraminifer of the genus Globigerina, having a calcareous shell, occurring either near the surface of the sea or in the mud at the bottom.
noun (pl) -nas, -nae (-niː)
any marine protozoan of the genus Globigerina, having a rounded shell with spiny processes: phylum Foraminifera (foraminifers)
globigerina ooze, a deposit on the ocean floor consisting of the shells of these protozoans


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