-ferous

-ferous

a combining form meaning “bearing,” “producing,” “yielding,” “containing,” “conveying,” used in the formation of compound words: coniferous; pestiferous.
Compare -fer.


Origin:
Middle English; see -fer, -ous

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-ferous
 
adj combining form
Compare -gerous bearing or producing: coniferous; crystalliferous
 
[from -fer + -ous]

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