Definition of Saliferous

1. Adjective. Containing or yielding salt. "Salt domes"

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Definition of Saliferous

1. a. Producing, or impregnated with, salt.

Definition of Saliferous

1. Adjective. Yielding or containing salt; saliniferous ¹

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Medical Definition of Saliferous

1. Producing, or impregnated with, salt. Saliferous rocks, the new Red Sandstone system of some geologists; so called because, in Europe, this formation contains beds of salt. The saliferous beds of New York State belong largely to the Salina period of the Upper Silurian. Origin: L. Sal salt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saliferous

salicylous
salicylsalicylic acid
salicylsulfonic acid
salicyluric acid
salience
saliences
saliencies
saliency
salient
salient(ip)
salient angle
salientian
salientians
saliently
salients
saliferous (current term)
salifiable
salification
salified
salifies
salify
salifying
saligenin
saligot
saligots
salimeter
salimeters
salimetries
salimetry
salina period

Literary usage of Saliferous

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1. The Wonders of Geology: Or a Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1839)
"Tabular view of the saliferous system. 19. Geographical distribution of the ... Organic remains of the saliferous strata. 25. ..."

2. The Wonders of Geology, Or, A Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena by Gideon Algernon Mantell, George Fleming Richardson (1838)
"saliferous or New Red Sandstone System. 18. Tabular Arrangement of the ... Organic Remains of the saliferous Group. 25. ..."

3. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"If, however, we examine the numerous analyses of rock-salt and of brines from various saliferous formations, we shall find that chloride of calcium is very ..."

4. The Wonders of Geology: Or A Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena by Gideon Algernon Mantell (1838)
"saliferous or New Red Sandstone ... Tabular Arrangement of the saliferous System. 19. ... Organic Remains of the saliferous Group. 25. ..."

5. Manual of Geology: Practical and Theoretical by John Phillips (1855)
"The north-east of Germany gives us the following section of the saliferous system :— 3. ... Circumstances attending the Origin of the saliferous System. ..."

6. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1863)
"SALINA PERIOD (6). Epochs.—1. LECLAIRE epoch, or that of the Leclaire and Gait limestones (6 a); 2. saliferous epoch, or that of the ..."

7. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1863)
"saliferous epoch, or that of the Onondaga Salt group (66). I. Rocks: kinds and distribution. The Niagara period had covered the sea-bottom mainly with ..."

8. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1865)
"saliferous epoch, or that of the Onondaga Salt group (6 b). I. Rocks: kinds and distribution. The Niagara period had covered the sea-bottom mainly with ..."

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