Proliferation

Proliferation

Proliferation means to cause to grow or increase rapidly. 1) To grow or multiply by rapidly producing new tissue, parts, cells, or offspring. 2) To increase or spread at a rapid rate: fears that nuclear weapons might proliferate

The word proliferation can refer to:
*Nuclear proliferation
*Chemical weapon proliferation
*Cell proliferation
* The proliferative phase of wound healing
*Internet Explorer proliferation
*Proliferation of Ken Livingstone's DNA


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  • prolifération — [ prɔliferasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1842; de prolifère 1 ♦ Bot. Apparition d une production surnuméraire sur un organe prolifère. ♢ (1869) Biol. Multiplication des cellules vivantes. Prolifération d organismes unicellulaires. Prolifération microbienne.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Proliferation — Prolifération Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En médecine, la prolifération est la division incontrôlée et excessive de cellules qui donne naissance à une tumeur. La plupart des cellules …   Wikipédia en Français

  • proliferation — 1867, formation or development of cells, from Fr. proliferation, from prolifere producing offspring, from L. proles offspring (see PROLIFIC (Cf. prolific)) + ferre to bear (see INFER (Cf. infer)). Meaning enlargement, extension, increase is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Proliferation — Pro*lif er*a tion, n. [1913 Webster] 1. (Biol.) The continuous development of cells in tissue formation; cell formation. Virchow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The production of numerous zooids by budding, especially when buds arise from other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proliferation — proliferation. См. пролиферация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Proliferation — Proliferatiōn (Prolifikation, lat.), Knospung (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • proliferation — index augmentation, boom (increase), boom (prosperity) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • proliferation — 01. The [proliferation] of nuclear weapons endangers all life on our planet. 02. There has been a [proliferation] of English Second Language schools in our city over the last ten years, and students have to be careful to choose one that is… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Prolifération — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En médecine, la prolifération est la division incontrôlée et excessive de cellules qui donne naissance à une tumeur. La plupart des cellules se… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Proliferation — Wildwuchs; Weiterverbreitung; Wucherung * * * Pro|li|fe|ra|ti|on1 〈f. 20〉 1. 〈Med.〉 Vermehrung von Gewebe, Wucherung 2. 〈Biol.〉 Missbildung von Blüten [<lat. proles „Nachkommenschaft“ + ferre „tragen“] Pro|li|fe|ra|tion2 〈[ rɛıʃən] f.; ; unz.〉 …   Universal-Lexikon

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