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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proliferous \Pro*lif"er*ous\, a. [L. proles offspring + -ferous.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Bearing offspring; -- applied to a flower from within which another is produced, or to a branch or frond from which another rises, or to a plant which is reproduced by buds or gemm[ae]. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) (a) Producing young by budding. (b) Producing sexual zooids by budding; -- said of the blastostyle of a hydroid. (c) Producing a cluster of branchlets from a larger branch; -- said of corals. [1913 Webster] Proliferous cyst (Med.), a cyst that produces highly-organized or even vascular structures. --Paget. [1913 Webster] -- Pro*lif"er*ous*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]