insectiferous etymology

English word insectiferous comes from English insect, English -iferous

Detailed word origin of insectiferous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
insect English (eng) (colloquial) Any small arthropod similar to an insect including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc. (derogatory) A contemptible or powerless person.. An arthropod in the class Insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.
-iferous English (eng)
insectiferous English (eng) Containing or producing insects.

Words with the same origin as insectiferous

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