Definition of saliferous in English:

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saliferous

Pronunciation: /səˈlif(ə)rəs/

Entry from US English dictionary

adjective

Geology
(Of rock or strata) containing much salt.
Example sentences
  • Certain basins acquire complex geological profiles due to brittle, saliferous or clay tectonics.
  • The Magdalen Islands are situated in the Magdalen Basin which contains a large number of giant saliferous structures of the type found in the Gulf of Mexico.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin sal 'salt' + -iferous.

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Syllabification: sa·lif·er·ous

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