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A foraminiferan of the family Globigerinidae or order Globigerinida, which comprises chiefly planktonic forms with spherical shells and includes the genus Globigerina.
Designating, characteristic, or composed of foraminiferans of the family Globeriginidae or order Globigerinida.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Encyclopaedia. From Globigerina + -id, probably after scientific Latin Globigerinidae, family name. Compare scientific Latin Globigerinida, order name (Calkins, 1909).
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