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Meaning of PROLIFERATION

Pronunciation:  prow`lifu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
  2. [n]  a rapid increase in number; "the proliferation of nuclear weapons"
 

PROLIFERATION is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: development, growing, growth, increase, increment, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*lif`er*a"tion\, n.
1. (Biol.) The continuous development of cells in tissue
   formation; cell formation. --Virchow.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The production of numerous zooids by budding,
   especially when buds arise from other buds in succession.

 

 

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