ossiferous

[ o-sif-er-uh s ]
/ ɒˈsɪf ər əs /
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adjective

containing bones, especially fossil bones: ossiferous caves and rock beds.

Nearby words

  1. ossiculotomy,
  2. ossiculum,
  3. ossie,
  4. ossietzky,
  5. ossietzky, carl von,
  6. ossific,
  7. ossification,
  8. ossified,
  9. ossifrage,
  10. ossify

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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Medicine definitions for ossiferous

ossiferous

[ ŏ-sĭfər-əs ]

adj.

Containing or producing bone.

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