Fossiliferous
Fossiliferous Fos`sil*if"er*ous, a. [Fossil + -ferous.] (Paleon.) Containing or composed of fossils. [1913 Webster]

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  • fossiliferous — by 1830, from FOSSIL (Cf. fossil) + ferous producing, containing, from ferre to bear (see INFER (Cf. infer)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fossiliferous — [fäs΄əl if′ər əs] adj. [ FOSSIL + I + FEROUS] containing fossils …   English World dictionary

  • fossiliferous — fossil ► NOUN 1) the remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. 2) humorous an antiquated person or thing. DERIVATIVES fossiliferous adjective fossilization (also fossilisation) noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • fossiliferous — adjective bearing or containing fossils fossiliferous strata • Pertains to noun: ↑fossil …   Useful english dictionary

  • fossiliferous — adjective Date: 1830 containing fossils …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fossiliferous — /fos euh lif euhr euhs/, adj. bearing or containing fossils, as rocks or strata. [1840 50; FOSSIL + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fossiliferous — adjective Containing fossils …   Wiktionary

  • fossiliferous — bearing fossils Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • fossiliferous — fos·sil·if·er·ous || ‚fÉ‘sɪ lɪfÉ™rÉ™s /‚fÉ’s adj. containing fossils, composed of fossils …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fossiliferous — [ˌfɒsɪ lɪf(ə)rəs] adjective Geology (of a rock or stratum) containing fossils or organic remains …   English new terms dictionary

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