Origin: NL, fr. L. Globus a round body + gerere to bear.

<zoology> 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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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