Proliferative vs Proliferatively - What's the difference?
As an adjective proliferative
is (not comparable|cytology) of or pertaining to proliferation, especially of cells.
As an adverb proliferatively is
in a proliferative way.
(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:
* 2000 , Yvonne A. & Christopher R. Barnett, Aging: Methods and Protocols , Humana Press, ISBN 0896035824, page 40:
- "...stem cells may thus lose some of their proliferative potential and thus 'age'..."
* 2007 , Eduardo M. Torres et al.'', "Effects of Aneuploidy on Cellular Physiology and Cell Division in Haploid Yeast," ''Science 317 (5840), 904, page 916:
- "cultures of cells may be considered to have reached the end of their proliferative lifespan when the cell number fails to double."
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):
- "We conclude that aneuploidy causes not only a proliferative disadvantage but also a set of phenotypes..."
- "...they give rise to a progressive, proliferative , chronic arthritis."