Proliferative vs Proliferate - What's the difference?

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Proliferative is a related term of proliferate.

As a adjective proliferative

is (not comparable|cytology) of or pertaining to proliferation, especially of cells.

As a verb proliferate is

to increase in number or spread rapidly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • (not comparable, cytology) of or pertaining to proliferation, especially of cells
  • * 1988 , Nydia G. Testa & Robert Peter Gale, Hematopoiesis: Long-Term Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation , Informa Health Care, ISBN 082477938X, page 327:
  • "...stem cells may thus lose some of their proliferative potential and thus 'age'..."
  • * 2000 , Yvonne A. & Christopher R. Barnett, Aging: Methods and Protocols , Humana Press, ISBN 0896035824, page 40:
  • "cultures of cells may be considered to have reached the end of their proliferative lifespan when the cell number fails to double."
  • * 2007 , Eduardo M. Torres et al.'', "Effects of Aneuploidy on Cellular Physiology and Cell Division in Haploid Yeast," ''Science 317 (5840), 904, page 916:
  • "We conclude that aneuploidy causes not only a proliferative disadvantage but also a set of phenotypes..."
  • proliferating; tending to proliferate
  • * 1940 , Albert B. Sabin and Joel Warren, "The Curative Effect of Certain Gold Compounds on Experimental Proliferative, Chronic Arthritis in Mice," Journal of Bacteriology 40 (6):
  • "...they give rise to a progressive, proliferative , chronic arthritis."

    See also

    * proliferational ----




  • To increase in number or spread rapidly.
  • The flowers proliferated rapidly all spring.
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  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries.  By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers, and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal.}}