globigerina

noun

glo·​big·​e·​ri·​na
(ˌ)glōˌbijəˈrīnə,
-rēnə
1
capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Globigerinidae) of foraminifers having calcareous shells and living near the surface of the sea
2
plural globigerinae
-ī(ˌ)nē,
-ēˌnī
also globigerinas
a
: a foraminifer of the genus Globigerina
b
: the shell of a globigerina

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from globi- (from Latin globus ball) + ger- (from Latin gerere to carry, bear) + -ina

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“Globigerina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globigerina. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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