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ferruginous

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adjective fer·ru·gi·nous \fə-ˈrü-jə-nəs, fe-\

Definition of ferruginous

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or containing iron <a ferruginous soil>

  2. 2 :  resembling iron rust in color



Origin and Etymology of ferruginous

Latin ferrugineus, ferruginus, from ferrugin-, ferrugo iron rust, from ferrum


First Known Use: circa 1661


Medical Dictionary

ferruginous

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adjective fer·ru·gi·nous \fə-ˈrü-jə-nəs, fe-\

Medical Definition of ferruginous

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or containing iron

  2. 2:  resembling iron rust in color



Variants of ferruginous

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ferrugineous

\ˌfer-(y)u̇-ˈjin-ē-əs\play

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