Fossiliferous



[fos-uh-lif-er-uh s] /ˌfɒs əˈlɪf ər əs/

adjective
1.
bearing or containing , as rocks or strata.
/ˌfɒsɪˈlɪfərəs/
adjective
1.
(of sedimentary rocks) containing fossils
adj.

by 1830, from fossil + -ferous “producing, containing,” from ferre “to bear” (see infer).

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