pyritiferous etymology

English word pyritiferous comes from English pyrite, English -iferous

Detailed word origin of pyritiferous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pyrite English (eng) (mineralogy) The common mineral iron disulfide (FeS2), of a pale brass-yellow color and brilliant metallic luster, crystallizing in the isometric system.. (solid state, _, chemistry) (usually as a plural: pyrites) Any metal dichalcogenide that is isostructural to the common mineral.. (usually as a plural: pyrites) Any metallic-looking sulphide, such as the above, which is the most common.
-iferous English (eng)
pyritiferous English (eng) Containing, or yielding pyrites.

Words with the same origin as pyritiferous

Descendants of pyrite
pyritaceous pyritic pyritical pyritize pyritoid pyritology pyritous
Descendants of -iferous
coloriferous coralliferous crystalliferous fossiliferous galeniferous gasiferous guaniferous gummiferous insectiferous lamelliferous mammaliferous manniferous muriatiferous nectariferous nitrogeniferous ocelliferous ozoniferous papuliferous phosphoriferous polleniferous siliciferous stoloniferous sulphuriferous uriniferous