Siliciferous
Siliciferous Sil`i*cif"er*ous, a. [L. silex, silicis, a flint + -ferous.] Producing silica; united with silica. [1913 Webster]

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  • siliciferous — [sil΄ə sif′ər əs] adj. [< L silex (see SILEX) + FEROUS] containing or producing silica …   English World dictionary

  • siliciferous — /sil euh sif euhr euhs/, adj. containing, combined with, or producing silica. [1790 1800; SILIC(A) + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • siliciferous — adjective yielding or bearing silica …   Wiktionary

  • siliciferous — bearing or containing silica Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • siliciferous — sil·i·cif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • siliciferous — |silə|sif(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: silici + ferous : producing, containing, or united with silica …   Useful english dictionary

  • silicon — noun /ˈsɪlɪkən/ A nonmetallic element (symbol Si) with an atomic number of 14 and atomic weight of 28.0855. Syn: silicium, silicum See Also: silane, silex, silica, silicate, silice …   Wiktionary

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • silica —   n. silicon compound occurring in flint, quartz and sand.    ♦ siliceous,    ♦ silicic, a.    ♦ silicicolous, a. growing in flinty soil.    ♦ siliciferous, a. producing silica or silicon.    ♦ silicify, v.t. convert into silica.    ♦ silicon, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • silici- — combining form Etymology: New Latin silica 1. : silex : silica siliciferous 2. : siliceous and silicicalcareous …   Useful english dictionary

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