proliferative, proliferous


proliferative, proliferous
Increasing the numbers of similar forms.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • proliferous — adjective a) producing many offspring; prolific or proliferative b) producing many buds or offshoots from leaves or flowers See Also: proliferate, proliferation, proliferative, prolific …   Wiktionary

  • proliferation — Growth and reproduction of similar cells. diffuse mesangial p. SYN: mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis. gingival p. SYN: gingival hyperplasia. * * * pro·lif·er·a·tion prə .lif ə rā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • proliferate — verb /pɹəˈlɪf.ɜː(ɹ).eɪt,pɹoʊˈlɪfəɹeɪt/ To increase in number or spread rapidly. The flowers proliferated rapidly all spring. See Also: proliferation, proliferative, proliferous, prolific …   Wiktionary

  • productive — I adjective advantageous, causative, constructive, creational, creative, demiurgic, demiurgical, efficient, fecund, ferax, fertile, formative, fructiferous, fructuous, fruitful, gainful, imaginative, industrial, inventive, life giving, luxuriant …   Law dictionary

  • prolific — I adjective abundant, breedy, copious, creative, fecund, feracious, fertile, fruitbearing, fruitful, generative, philoprogenitive, procreative, productive, profuse, progenitive, proliferative, proliferous, rich, teeming, verbose, wordy, yielding… …   Law dictionary

  • productive — adj 1. generative, fructificative, frui tive, fruit bearing; reproductive, propagative, propa gatory, propagational, progenitive, multiplicative, regenerative; formative, shaping, constructive, making; creative, inventive, imaginative,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • prolific — adj 1. fertile, philoprogenitive, yielding, fruitful, fructiferous, fructuous, feracious; fecund, proliferative, proliferous; productive, generative, fruc tificative, fruitive, fruit bearing; propagative, prop agatory, propagational,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • teeming — adj 1.Usu. teeming with abounding, swarming with, bursting with, bristling with, alive with, crawling with, Sl. lousy with; stocked with, full or filled with, stuffed with, crowded or overcrowded with, jammed with, packed with; jam packed, filled …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Cyst — A closed sac or capsule, usually filled with fluid or semisolid material. * * * 1. A bladder. 2. An abnormal sac containing gas, fluid, or a semisolid material, with a membranous lining. SEE ALSO: pseudocyst. [G. kystis, bladder] adventitious c.… …   Medical dictionary

  • proliferate —   v.i.,v.t. produce (offspring, cells or buds) in large numbers at short intervals; grow by such reproduction of parts.    ♦ proliferation, n.    ♦ proliferative,    ♦ prolific,    ♦ proliferous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words


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