seleniferous

[ sel-uh-nif-er-uh s ]
/ ˌsɛl əˈnɪf ər əs /

adjective

containing or yielding selenium.

Origin of seleniferous

First recorded in 1815–25; selen(ium) + -i- + -ferous
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Examples from the Web for seleniferous

  • There is no other exposure of the seleniferous shales of the zone; their course is masked by a rich belt of woodland.

    Edge Hill|Edwin Walford