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ossiferous

[ o-sif-er-uhs ]
/ ɒˈsɪf ər əs /
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adjective
containing bones, especially fossil bones: ossiferous caves and rock beds.
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Origin of ossiferous

1815–25; <Latin ossi- (combining form of os) bone + -ferous

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British Dictionary definitions for ossiferous

ossiferous
/ (ɒˈsɪfərəs) /

adjective
geology containing or yielding bonesossiferous caves
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