(Sa"li*ent), a. (Fort.) A salient angle or part; a projection.
(Sa"li*ent*ly), adv. In a salient manner.
Saliferous rocks (Geol.), the New Red Sandstone system of some geologists; so called because,
in Europe, this formation contains beds of salt. The saliferous beds of New York State belong largely to
the Salina period of the Upper Silurian. See the Chart of Geology.
(Sa*lif"er*ous) a. [L. sal salt + -ferous.] Producing, or impregnated with, salt.
(Sal"i*fi`a*ble) a. [Cf. F. salifiable. See Salify.] (Chem.) Capable of neutralizing an acid to
form a salt; said of bases; thus, ammonia is salifiable.
(Sal`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. salification.] (Chem.) The act, process, or result of salifying; the
state of being salified.
(Sal"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Salified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Salifying ] [F. salifier; from L. sal salt + -
ficare (only in comp.) to make. See -fy.] (Chem.) (a) To combine or impregnate with a salt. (b) To
form a salt with; to convert into a salt; as, to salify a base or an acid.