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-\
variants: or

ferrugineous

\ˌfer-(y)u̇-ˈjin-ē-əs\play

Medical Definition of ferruginous

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

  2. 2:  resembling iron rust in color


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