Proliferous cyst
Proliferous Pro*lif"er*ous, a. [L. proles offspring + -ferous.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Bearing offspring; -- applied to a flower from within which another is produced, or to a branch or frond from which another rises, or to a plant which is reproduced by buds or gemm[ae]. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Producing young by budding. (b) Producing sexual zooids by budding; -- said of the blastostyle of a hydroid. (c) Producing a cluster of branchlets from a larger branch; -- said of corals. [1913 Webster]

{Proliferous cyst} (Med.), a cyst that produces highly-organized or even vascular structures. --Paget. [1913 Webster] -- {Pro*lif"er*ous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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  • Proliferous — Pro*lif er*ous, a. [L. proles offspring + ferous.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Bearing offspring; applied to a flower from within which another is produced, or to a branch or frond from which another rises, or to a plant which is reproduced by buds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Proliferously — Proliferous Pro*lif er*ous, a. [L. proles offspring + ferous.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Bearing offspring; applied to a flower from within which another is produced, or to a branch or frond from which another rises, or to a plant which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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