ferrivorous

adjective
fer·​riv·​o·​rous | \ fəˈrivərəs, (ˈ)fe¦r- \

Definition of ferrivorous

: feeding on iron

First Known Use of ferrivorous

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ferrivorous

ferri- + -vorous

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“Ferrivorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrivorous. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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