Definition of metalliferous
: yielding or containing metal
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A missing piece of the puzzle is why small and large gas giants do not co-exist around metalliferous stars, for core formation does not obviously preclude a nebula breaking up into gas clumps as well.
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Origin and Etymology of metalliferous
Latin metallifer, from metallum + -fer -ferous
First Known Use: circa 1656See Words from the same year
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