Definition of fossiliferous in English:


Line breaks: fos¦sil|ifer|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌfɒsɪˈlɪf(ə)rəs


(Of a rock or stratum) containing fossils or organic remains.
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  • The La Meseta Formation is the best exposed and most fossiliferous rock unit of Eocene age in Antarctica.
  • The lower part of the section consists of natural outcrops at the hillside, whereas the higher, more fossiliferous strata are exposed by artificial trenches.
  • During the years there he devoted his spare time to the geology of the deformed but fossiliferous rocks of the southern uplands, and to probing the mysteries of graptolite anatomy and lineages.

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