Definition of ossiferous in English:

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Pronunciation: /äˈsifərəs/


(Of a cave or stratum) containing or yielding deposits of bone, especially fossil bone.
Example sentences
  • The prolific vertebrate faunas indicate a correlation with the ossiferous horizons of section 2.


Early 19th century: from Latin os, oss- 'bone' + -ferous.

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Syllabification: os·sif·er·ous

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