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petroliferous

[ pe-truh-lif-er-uhs ]
/ ˌpɛ trəˈlɪf ər əs /
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adjective

(of a rock or geologic formation) containing or yielding petroleum.

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Origin of petroliferous

First recorded in 1885–90; petrol(eum) + -i- + -ferous

OTHER WORDS FROM petroliferous

non·pet·ro·lif·er·ous, adjective
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