1. proli- + fer- + -ation.
2. => producing offspring, formation or development of cells.
3. => enlargement, extension, increase.
- proliferation (n.)
- 1859, "formation or development of cells," from French prolifération, from prolifère "producing offspring," from Latin proles "offspring" (see prolific) + ferre "to bear" (see infer). Meaning "enlargement, extension, increase" is from 1920; especially of nuclear weapons (1966).
- 1. The declaration deals with disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
- 2. Nuclear proliferation has returned to centre stage in international affairs.
- 3. Smoking triggers off cell proliferation.
- 4. attempts to prevent cancer cell proliferation
- 5. Cellular cleavage and proliferation was markedly inhibited.
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