fossiliferous etymology

English word fossiliferous comes from English fossil, English -iferous

Detailed word origin of fossiliferous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fossil English (eng) (figuratively) Anything extremely old, extinct, or outdated.. (linguistics) A fossil word.. (paleontology) Any preserved evidence of ancient life, including shells, imprints, burrows, coprolites, and organically-produced chemicals.. The mineralized remains of an animal or plant.
-iferous English (eng)
fossiliferous English (eng) Containing fossils.

Words with the same origin as fossiliferous

Descendants of -iferous
coloriferous coralliferous crystalliferous galeniferous gasiferous guaniferous gummiferous insectiferous lamelliferous mammaliferous manniferous muriatiferous nectariferous nitrogeniferous ocelliferous ozoniferous papuliferous phosphoriferous polleniferous pyritiferous siliciferous stoloniferous sulphuriferous uriniferous