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  • adj. Productive, generative; prolific.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing progeny; bearing offspring; especially, germinating, as an ovum; entering into the formation of an embryo.
  • Specifically, noting the film, pellicle, or membrane of infusions, as the supposed origin or source of the infusorial animalcules which appear in such infusions. See pseudovary, 2.
  • In botany, same as proliferous.


From modern Latin proliger (from Latin proles + -ger) + -ous. (Wiktionary)


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