\fantˈastɪk and fˈantəsi], \fantˈastɪk and fˈantəsi], \f_a_n_t_ˈa_s_t_ɪ_k a_n_d f_ˈa_n_t_ə_s_i]\
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1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.

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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 Globigerinidæ, pelagic family foraminifers.
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