metalliferous


met·al·lif·er·ous

adjective \ˌme-təl-ˈi-f(ə-)rəs\

Definition of METALLIFEROUS

:  yielding or containing metal

Origin of METALLIFEROUS

Latin metallifer, from metallum + -fer -ferous
First Known Use: circa 1656

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: metallize
Previous Word in the Dictionary: metallic
All Words Near: metalliferous

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up metalliferous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).