a combining form meaning “bearing,” “producing,” used in the formation of compound words: setigerous.

< Latin -ger bearing, derivative of gerere to bear, wear; see -ous Unabridged
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adj combining form
Compare -ferous bearing or producing: armigerous
[from Latin -ger bearing + -ous]

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