globigerina

noun glo·big·e·ri·na \(ˌ)glōˌbijəˈrīnə, -rēnə\

Definition of globigerina

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Globigerinidae) of foraminifers having calcareous shells and living near the surface of the sea

  2. 2 plural globigerinae \-ī(ˌ)nē, -ēˌnī\ also globigerinas a :  a foraminifer of the genus Globigerina b :  the shell of a globigerina

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Origin and Etymology of globigerina

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


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