Medical Dictionary

proliferate


proliferate

verb pro·lif·er·ate \prə-ˈlif-ə-ˌrāt\
pro·lif·er·at·edpro·lif·er·at·ing

Definition of PROLIFERATE

intransitive verb
:  to grow by rapid production of new parts, cells, buds, or offspring
transitive verb
:  to cause to grow by proliferating
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