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[tahyt-n-if-er-uh s]
  1. containing or yielding titanium.
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Origin of titaniferous

First recorded in 1820–30; titani(um) + -ferous
Related formsnon·ti·tan·if·er·ous, adjective
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Historical Examples of titaniferous

  • The titaniferous magnetites constitute a widely distributed but at present commercially unavailable class of iron ores.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

    C. K. Leith

  • Titaniferous iron ores, extensive deposits of which are known in many places, usually contain a small percentage of vanadium.

  • The titaniferous oxide of iron, or iron sand, is also attractable by the magnet.

  • It was found to contain good crystals of augite and olivine, well striated labradorite, and titaniferous iron ore.


    G. F. Rodwell

  • The principal accessory minerals are titaniferous iron oxides and apatite.

British Dictionary definitions for titaniferous


  1. of or containing titanium; bearing titaniuma titaniferous ore
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