- proliferative fasciitis,
- proliferative gingivitis,
- proliferative inflammation,
- proliferative retinopathy,
- proline dipeptidase,
- proline iminopeptidase
Origin of prolific
Examples from the Web for prolificness
Then the doctor went on to speak of the prolificness of wretchedness, the swarming of the lower classes.Fruitfulness|Emile Zola
In a word, they hold that a state of ease and affluence is the great promoter of prolificness.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The number of well-defined dugs is always the best prima facie evidence of prolificness in any animal.The History of The Hen Fever|George P. Burnham
Domestication, as a general rule, increases the prolificness of animals and plants.
That he may increase beyond the prolificness of the white-necked crow and cover the ground after the fashion of the binding grass.The Wallet of Kai Lung|Ernest Bramah
Word Origin for prolific
1640s, from French prolifique (16c.), from Medieval Latin prolificus, from Latin proles "offspring" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Latin proles is contracted from *pro-oles, from PIE *pro-al-, from *pro- "forth" (see pro-) + *al- "to grow, nourish" (see old). Related: Prolifical (c.1600).
Prolific is in common use, but to make a satisfactory noun from it has passed the wit of man. [Fowler]