(redirected from proliferative dermatitis)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


v. pro·lif·er·at·ed, pro·lif·er·at·ing, pro·lif·er·ates
1. To grow or multiply by rapidly producing new tissue, parts, cells, or offspring.
2. To increase or spread at a rapid rate: fears that nuclear weapons might proliferate.
To cause to grow or increase rapidly.

[Back-formation from proliferation, the act of proliferating, from French prolifération, from prolifère, procreative : Latin prōlēs, prōl-, offspring; see proliferous + Latin -fer, -fer.]

pro·lif′er·a′tion n.
pro·lif′er·a′tive adj.
pro·lif′er·a′tor n.


adj proliferativo
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
However, a biopsy sample taken from nodular skin lesions showed proliferative dermatitis (Table).
Dermatophilosis also known as cutaneous streptothricosis, lumpy wool disease, mycotic dermatitis, proliferative dermatitis, rain scald, senkobo disease, strawberry foot root is an infectious actinomycetic disease of animals and also humans (Pal, 1995; Pal and Rao, 1998; Pal, 2007 and Radostits et al., 2007).

Full browser ?