proliferous

proliferous
  Bearing offsets and other vegetative propagation structures.

Expanded glossary of Cycad terms . 2014.

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  • Proliferous — Pro*lif er*ous, a. [L. proles offspring + ferous.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Bearing offspring; applied to a flower from within which another is produced, or to a branch or frond from which another rises, or to a plant which is reproduced by buds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • proliferous — [prō lif΄ər əs, prəlif΄ər əs] adj. [< ML prolifer < L proles (see PROLIFIC) + ferre, to BEAR1 + OUS] 1. Bot. a) multiplying freely by means of buds, side branches, etc. b) having leafy shoots growing from a flower or fruit …   English World dictionary

  • Proliferous cyst — Proliferous Pro*lif er*ous, a. [L. proles offspring + ferous.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Bearing offspring; applied to a flower from within which another is produced, or to a branch or frond from which another rises, or to a plant which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proliferous — /preuh lif euhr euhs/, adj. 1. proliferating. 2. Bot. a. producing new individuals by budding or the like. b. producing an organ or shoot from an organ that is itself normally the last, as a shoot or a new flower from the midst of a flower. [1645 …   Universalium

  • proliferous — adjective a) producing many offspring; prolific or proliferative b) producing many buds or offshoots from leaves or flowers See Also: proliferate, proliferation, proliferative, prolific …   Wiktionary

  • proliferous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Biology. Capable of reproducing: fecund, fertile, fruitful, productive, prolific. See RICH …   English dictionary for students

  • proliferous — prÉ™ lɪfÉ™rÉ™s adj. prosperous, flourishing, growing quickly; reproducing quickly, multiplying rapidly; budding, blooming (plants) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proliferous — adjective Biology (of a plant) producing buds or side shoots from a flower or other terminal participle ↘(of a plant or invertebrate) propagating or multiplying by means of buds or offsets. Origin C17: from L. proles offspring + ferous …   English new terms dictionary

  • proliferous — pro·lif·er·ous …   English syllables

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