\tɹˈe͡ɪd dˈɪska͡ʊnt], \tɹˈeɪd dˈɪskaʊnt], \t_ɹ_ˈeɪ_d d_ˈɪ_s_k_aʊ_n_t]\
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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.