Pro*lif"er*ous(?), a. [L. proles offspring + -ferous.]
(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.
(Zol.) (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.
(Med.), a cyst that produces highly-organized or even vascular structures.
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