\sˈɪkstiˈe͡ɪt θˈa͡ʊzənd], \sˈɪkstiˈeɪt θˈaʊzənd], \s_ˈɪ_k_s_t_i__ˈeɪ_t θ_ˈaʊ_z_ə_n_d]\
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- A genus of small Foraminifera, which live abundantly at or near the surface sea. Their dead shells, falling to bottom, make up large part soft mud, generally found in depths below 3,000 feet, and called globigerina ooze. See Illust. Foraminifera. glob-i-je-r[=i]'na, n. a genus typical of GlobigerinidÃ¦, pelagic family foraminifers.