crystalliferous

crystalliferous
\\|kristə|lif(ə)rəs\ adjective
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary crystall- + -i- + -ferous; probably originally formed as French cristallifère
: producing or bearing crystals

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crystalliferous, a.
(-ˈɪfərəs)
[f. L. crystallum: see -ferous. In mod.F. cristallifère.]
Containing or yielding crystals.
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