Definition of ossiferous in English:

ossiferous

adjective

Geology
  • (of a cave or stratum) containing or yielding deposits of bone.

    • ‘The prolific vertebrate faunas indicate a correlation with the ossiferous horizons of section 2.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin os, oss- bone + -ferous.

Pronunciation:

ossiferous

/äˈsifərəs/