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[sel-uh-nif-er-uh s] /ˌsɛl əˈnɪf ər əs/
containing or yielding selenium.
Origin of seleniferous
1815-25; selen(ium) + -i- + -ferous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Water supplies in seleniferous areas are also a source where toxic levels of selenium can be found.
  • As society's need for electric power increases, so does the volume of seleniferous coal wastes that are produced.
  • Therefore, lizards foraging in seleniferous habitats must be regarded as potentially at risk to selenium toxicity.
  • Selenium in diet, blood, and toenail in relation to human health in a seleniferous area.
  • seleniferous agricultural drainage wastewater has become a new major source of pollution in the world.
  • Selenium in aquatic organisms from seleniferous habitats.

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