metalliferous

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adjective met·al·lif·er·ous \ˌme-təl-ˈi-f(ə-)rəs\

Definition of metalliferous

  1. :  yielding or containing metal

Origin and Etymology of metalliferous

Latin metallifer, from metallum + -fer -ferous


First Known Use: circa 1656


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