ferruginous

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

Definition of ferruginous

1 : of, relating to, or containing iron
  • a ferruginous soil
2 : resembling iron rust in color

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Origin and Etymology of ferruginous

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


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ferruginous

adjective fer·ru·gi·nous \ fə-ˈrü-jə-nəs, fe- \
variants: or ferrugineous play \ˌfer-(y)u̇-ˈjin-ē-əs\

medical Definition of ferruginous

1 : of, relating to, or containing iron
2 : resembling iron rust in color

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