\stɹˈiːmɪŋ mˈuːvmənt], \stɹˈiːmɪŋ mˈuːvmənt], \s_t_ɹ_ˈiː_m_ɪ_ŋ m_ˈuː_v_m_ə_n_t]\
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The form of m. characteristic of the protoplasm of leucocytes, amoebae, and other unicellular organisms; it consists in the massing of the protoplasm at some point where surface pressure is least and its extrusion in the form of a pseudopod; the protoplasm may return to the body of the cell, resulting in the retraction of the pseudopod, or the entire mass may flow into the latter and so effect progression of the cell.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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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.