adjective crys·tal·lif·er·ous \¦kristə¦lif(ə)rəs\

Definition of crystalliferous

  1. :  producing or bearing crystals

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Origin and Etymology of crystalliferous

International Scientific Vocabulary crystall- + -i- + -ferous; probably originally formed as French cristallifère

First Known Use: 1817

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a brief usually trivial fact

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