Meaning of proliferous

pro•lif•er•ous

Pronunciation: (pru-lif'ur-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. proliferating.
    1. producing new individuals by budding or the like.
    2. producing an organ or shoot from an organ that is itself normally the last, as a shoot or a new flower from the midst of a flower.
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