Seleniferous Sel`e*nif"er*ous, a. [Selenium + -ferous. ] Containing, or impregnated with, selenium; as, seleniferous pyrites. [1913 Webster]

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  • seleniferous — sel·e·nif·er·ous .sel ə nif (ə )rəs adj containing or yielding selenium <seleniferous vegetation> * * * se·le·nif·e·rous (se″lə nifґər us) containing large amounts of selenium; see selenium poisoning, under poisoning …   Medical dictionary

  • seleniferous — |selə|nif(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary selen (II) + ferous : containing or yielding selenium seleniferous vegetation …   Useful english dictionary

  • seleniferous — /sel euh nif euhr euhs/, adj. containing or yielding selenium. [1815 25; SELEN(IUM) + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • seleniferous — adjective containing, or yielding selenium …   Wiktionary

  • seleniferous — sel·e·nif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • seleniferous plant — noun : a plant that absorbs large quantities of selenium from the soil and retains it within the plant tissues …   Useful english dictionary

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  • selenium — /si lee nee euhm/, n. Chem. a nonmetallic element chemically resembling sulfur and tellurium, occurring in several allotropic forms, as crystalline and amorphous, and having an electrical resistance that varies under the influence of light.… …   Universalium

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