adjective see proliferate

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  • proliferative — index productive, prolific Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • proliferative — 1888, from PROLIFERATE (Cf. proliferate) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • proliferative — adjective a) of or pertaining to proliferation, especially of cells ...stem cells may thus lose some of their proliferative potential and thus age... b) proliferating; tending to proliferate cultures of cells may be considered to have reached the …   Wiktionary

  • Proliferative — Growing and increasing in number rapidly. For example, the lymphoproliferative disorders are diseases in which there is malignant growth of lymphoid cells and of cells from the reticuloendothelial system (which take up and sequester inert… …   Medical dictionary

  • proliferative — proliferate ► VERB ▪ reproduce rapidly; increase rapidly in number. DERIVATIVES proliferation noun proliferative adjective. ORIGIN from Latin prolificus (see PROLIFIC(Cf. ↑prolifically)) …   English terms dictionary

  • proliferative — See proliferation. * * * …   Universalium

  • proliferative — prÉ™ lɪfÉ™reɪtɪv / lɪfrÉ™tɪv adj. prosperous, flourishing, growing quickly; reproducing quickly, multiplying rapidly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proliferative — pro·lif·er·a·tive …   English syllables

  • proliferative —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌrād.iv, ātiv adjective Etymology: proliferate (I) + ive 1. : capable of or engaged in proliferation 2. : of, marked by, or tending to proliferation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Proliferative vitreoretinopathy — Proliferative Vitreo Retinopathy (PVR) is a disease that develops as a complication, secondary to rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. PVR occurs in about 8–10% of patients undergoing primary retinal detachment surgery and prevents the successful… …   Wikipedia

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