[ sel-uh-nif-er-uhs ]

  1. containing or yielding selenium.

Origin of seleniferous

First recorded in 1815–25; selen(ium) + -i- + -ferous

Words Nearby seleniferous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use seleniferous in a sentence

  • 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