Adjective "proliferative" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/prəˈlɪfərətɪv/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'In mammals, germ cells undergo a small number of proliferative mitotic cell divisions as they migrate to the gonad.'
  2. 'They subsequently determined that cells within the ribbon were dividing, implying that they were part of a region of proliferative stem cells.'

Definitions

1. to grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division, or by procreation.

2. to increase in number or spread rapidly and often excessively.

More examples(as adjective)

"diseases can be proliferative."

Origin

(proliferate)