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siliciferous

[ sil-uh-sif-er-uhs ]
/ ˌsɪl əˈsɪf ər əs /
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adjective

containing, combined with, or producing silica.

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Origin of siliciferous

First recorded in 1790–1800; silic(a) + -i- + -ferous
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British Dictionary definitions for siliciferous

siliciferous
/ (ˌsɪlɪˈsɪfərəs) /

adjective

containing or yielding silicon or silica
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