Definition of -ferous in English:

-ferous

Pronunciation: /f(ə)rəs/
(usually -iferous)

combining form

  • Having, bearing, or containing (a specified thing): Carboniferous pestiferous

Derivatives

-ferously

combining form
In corresponding adverbs.

-ferousness

combining form
In corresponding nouns.

Origin

from French -fère or Latin -fer 'producing', from ferre 'to bear'.

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