Definition of globigerinid in English:

globigerinid

noun

Zoology
  • A foraminiferan of the family Globigerinidae or order Globigerinida, which comprises chiefly planktonic forms with spherical shells and includes the genus Globigerina.

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating, characteristic, or composed of foraminiferans of the family Globeriginidae or order Globigerinida.

Origin

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).

Pronunciation

globigerinid

/ˌɡləʊbɪdʒəˈrʌɪnɪd/