prolification

noun pro·lif·i·ca·tion

Definition of prolification

plural -s
1 a :the generation of young
2 :the quality or state of being proliferous
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


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