prolification

noun pro·lif·i·ca·tion

Definition of prolification

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  the generation of young b :  fecundity

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being proliferous

  3. 3 :  an apical branch arising from within an inflorescence and continuing the terminal growth of the stem (as in the male inflorescence of mosses of the genus Polytrichum) — compare innovation

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Origin and Etymology of prolification

Medieval Latin prolification-, prolificatio, from prolificatus (past participle of prolificare to generate young, from Latin proles offspring + -ficare to move) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion — more at proletarian, -fication


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