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petroliferous Syllabification: pet·ro·lif·er·ous
Pronunciation: /ˌpetrəˈlifərəs/

Definition of petroliferous in English:


(Of rock) yielding or containing petroleum.
Example sentences
  • Fractures commonly serve as migration pathways for petroliferous fluids.
  • Bulgarian exports to Romania consist mainly of petroleum and petroliferous shale oils, semi-manufactured iron, crude zinc, wheat, rye, and electricity.
  • In the argillaceous fraction of a sedimentary series of petroliferous sandstones from the Sahara two successive diagenetic changes are considered.
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