ossiferous

[ o-sif-er-uhs ]
/ ɒˈsɪf ər əs /

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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Medical definitions for ossiferous

ossiferous
[ ŏ-sĭfər-əs ]

adj.

Containing or producing bone.
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