Definitions for ossiferousɒˈsɪf ər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

os•sif•er•ousɒˈsɪf ər əs(adj.)

  1. containing bones, esp. fossil bones.

    Category: Paleontology

Origin of ossiferous:

1815–25; < L ossi-, comb. form of os bone + -ferous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ossiferous(adj)

    containing bones (especially fossil bones)

    "ossiferous caves"


  1. ossiferous(Adjective)

    Containing or yielding bone.

  2. Origin: os, ossis, a bone + -ferous: compare ossifère.


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