FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
\fˈɛdəɹˌe͡ɪtɪd stˈe͡ɪts ɒv mˌa͡ɪkɹə͡ʊnˈiːziə], \fˈɛdəɹˌeɪtɪd stˈeɪts ɒv mˌaɪkɹəʊnˈiːziə], \f_ˈɛ_d_ə_ɹ_ˌeɪ_t_ɪ_d s_t_ˈeɪ_t_s ɒ_v m_ˌaɪ_k_ɹ_əʊ_n_ˈiː_z_i__ə]\
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a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
By Princeton University
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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.