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(Geological Science) geology containing or yielding bones: ossiferous caves.
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(ɒˈsɪf ər əs)

containing bones, esp. fossil bones.
[1815–25; < Latin ossi-, comb. form of os bone + -ferous]
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Adj.1.ossiferous - containing bones (especially fossil bones); "ossiferous caves"
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[sup][30] Moreover, stable fixation gives support for the new capillary around to grow into the ossiferous place which can avoid capillary fracture again.
"On the Ossiferous Cave-deposits of Cyprus." Geological Magazine 1 (1904): 324-25.