proliferative

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proliferative (comparative more proliferative, superlative most proliferative)

  1. (not comparable, cytology) of or pertaining to proliferation, especially of cells
    • 1988, Nydia G. Testa & Robert Peter Gale, Hematopoiesis: Long-Term Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation, Informa Health Care, ISBN 082477938X, page 327:
      "...stem cells may thus lose some of their proliferative potential and thus 'age'..."
    • 2000, Yvonne A. & Christopher R. Barnett, Aging: Methods and Protocols, Humana Press, ISBN 0896035824, page 40:
      "cultures of cells may be considered to have reached the end of their proliferative lifespan when the cell number fails to double."
    • 2007, Eduardo M. Torres et al., "Effects of Aneuploidy on Cellular Physiology and Cell Division in Haploid Yeast," Science 317(5840), 904, page 916:
      "We conclude that aneuploidy causes not only a proliferative disadvantage but also a set of phenotypes..."
  2. proliferating; tending to proliferate
    • 1940, Albert B. Sabin and Joel Warren, "The Curative Effect of Certain Gold Compounds on Experimental Proliferative, Chronic Arthritis in Mice," Journal of Bacteriology 40(6):
      "...they give rise to a progressive, proliferative, chronic arthritis."

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proliferative f

  1. Feminine plural form of proliferativo