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ferruginous

 [fĕ-roo´jĭ-nus]
containing iron or iron rust; called also chalybeate.

fer·ru·gi·nous

(fe-rū'ji-nŭs),
1. Iron-bearing; associated with or containing iron.
2. Of the color of iron rust.
[L. ferrugineus, iron rust, rust-colored]

ferruginous

/fer·ru·gi·nous/ (fĕ-roo´jĭ-nus)
1. containing iron or iron rust.
2. of the color of iron rust.

fer·ru·gi·nous

(fĕ-rū'ji-nŭs)
1. Iron bearing; associated with or containing iron.
2. Of the color of iron rust.
[L. ferrugineus, iron rust, rust-colored]
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Formation of kaolinite in tropical ferruginous soils can be either through direct weathering of feldspars (Anand et al.
Ferruginous hawks have declined in abundance in Oklahoma over the past 50 years and are now largely restricted as breeding species to Cimarron and Texas counties in the western portion of the Oklahoma Panhandle (Smith, 2004a).
Both the Lateritic and Oolitic units show an overprinting secondary ferruginisation, often seen as resistant vertical and horizontal bands which have exploited bedding and fracture surfaces, and as concentric zonations within the units and typically between ferruginous fractures.
However, a 2011 research paper in Nature also published by our group at UCR demonstrated that Proterozoic oceans were more likely broadly ferruginous - that is, low in oxygen and iron-rich - and that sulfidic conditions were more restricted than previously thought," said Scott, who performed the research in the lab of Timothy Lyons, a professor of biogeochemistry and the principal investigator of the research project.
In spring, internationally threatened migrant birds the corncrake and the great snipe can be spied, while small numbers of near-threatened ferruginous ducks take up wintertime residence at the freshwater marsh.
Iron Ore : The iron ore is represented by banded iron formations interspersed with small bands of ferruginous quartzite.
Burrowing owls, ferruginous hawks, golden eagles, mountain plovers, swift fox, and other species at risk can benefit from black-footed ferret recovery efforts.
10-13) Zeolite ferruginous bodies have been identified in the sputa of inhabitants of these villages.
This took the form of a sophisticated play with stoneware: layering dry powdered over plastic clay textured by varied inclusions; then folding, slicing, compressing and stretching it and, after bisque, washing with ferruginous oxides that emphasised character, structure and contour.
They will be demonstrating the skills and prowess of the birds of prey tomorrow and Sunday and will be bringing along a ferruginous owl as well as an eagle owl, hunting hawks and other birds.