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Syllabification: sa·lif·er·ous
Pronunciation: /səˈlif(ə)rəs

Definition of saliferous in English:


(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.


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

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