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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: prolifération, from proliférer 'to proliferate', from Latin proles; PROLETARIAN

proliferation

noun
     
pro‧lif‧e‧ra‧tion
1 [singular,uncountable] a sudden increase in the amount or number of something
proliferation of
the proliferation of global media networks
2 [uncountable]HB the very fast growth of new parts of a living thing, such as cells
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