adjective pro·lig·er·ous \prōˈlijərəs\

Definition of proligerous

  1. 1 :  producing or believed to produce living beings

  2. 2 :  proliferative the cyst is typically lined with a proligerous membrane that buds off daughter cysts or infective scolices

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Origin and Etymology of proligerous

International Scientific Vocabulary proli- + -gerous

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