globigerina ooze

globigerina ooze
globigerina ooze [glō bij΄ər ī′nə]
n.
[ModL Globigerina, a genus of foraminifera (< L globus, a ball, GLOBE + ger(ere), to bear + ModL -ina, taxonomic suffix < L, pl. of -inus, -INE1) + OOZE2]
a fine, deep-sea sediment covering approximately one-third of the ocean floors at depths usually between 2,000 and 4,000 m (c. 6,560 and 13,120 ft), consisting predominantly of the empty, calcareous shells of a genus ( Globigerina) of planktonic foraminifera

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  • globigerina ooze — noun : a layer of soft mud made up in large part of the shells of dead globigerinae and covering great areas of the sea bottom at depths of 1000 to 3000 feet * * * a calcareous deposit occurring upon ocean beds and consisting mainly of the shells …   Useful english dictionary

  • globigerina ooze — a calcareous deposit occurring upon ocean beds and consisting mainly of the shells of dead foraminifers, esp. globigerina. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ooze — ooze1 /oohz/, v., oozed, oozing, n. v.i. 1. (of moisture, liquid, etc.) to flow, percolate, or exude slowly, as through holes or small openings. 2. to move or pass slowly or gradually, as if through a small opening or passage: The crowd oozed… …   Universalium

  • globigerina — /gloʊˌbɪdʒəˈraɪnə/ (say gloh.bijuh ruynuh) noun (plural globigerinae /gloʊˌbɪdʒəˈraɪni/ (say gloh.bijuh ruynee)) a marine protozoan belonging to the order Foraminifera, the shells of which, falling to the ocean floor upon death, form a mud known… …  

  • globigerina —   n. (pl. ae ) protozoon living in surface waters of the sea.    ♦ globigerina ooze, deposit of the chalky shells of globigerinae on the sea floor …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Globigerinae — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Globigerinida — Taxobox name = Globigerinida fossil range = Jurassic Recent domain = Eukaryota regnum = Rhizaria phylum = Foraminifera ordo = Globigerinida subdivision ranks = Superfamilies subdivision = Globigerinacea Globorotaliacea Globotruncanacea… …   Wikipedia

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