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Containing or yielding aluminum, alumina, or alum.

[Latin alūmen, alūmin-, alum + -ferous.]
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(Chemistry) containing or yielding aluminium or alumina
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Adj.1.aluminiferous - containing alum or aluminum
metal, metallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce
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