Definition of proliferative in US English:

proliferative

adjective

  • See proliferate

    • ‘Flies homozygous for such hypomorphic mutations reach adulthood, but often exhibit defects during the proliferative stages of gametogenesis.’
    • ‘In mammals, germ cells undergo a small number of proliferative mitotic cell divisions as they migrate to the gonad.’
    • ‘They subsequently determined that cells within the ribbon were dividing, implying that they were part of a region of proliferative stem cells.’
    • ‘The tumor had a particularly high proliferative index.’
    • ‘Instead, they maintain a mitotic proliferative state.’

Pronunciation

proliferative

/-ˌrātiv/