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pro·lif·ic

(prō-lif'ik),
Fruitful; bearing many children or offspring.
[L. proles, offspring, + facio, to make]

prolific

(prə-lĭf′ĭk)
adj.
Producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile: a prolific variety of grape.

pro·lif′i·ca·cy (-ĭ-kə-sē), pro·lif′ic·ness (-ĭk-nĭs) n.
pro·lif′i·cal·ly adv.

prolific

[lif′ik]
Etymology: L, proles, offspring, ferre, to bear
highly productive.

prolific

(pro-lif'ik) [L. prolificus]
Fruitful; reproductive. Synonym: fertile
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Lonnquist initiated a program of mass selection for prolificacy in the open-pollinated population, GG(MP), at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Under Berry Gordy's magisterial control, Motown in the 1960s bore all the outward traits of a Henry Ford assembly line, churning out singles with a prolificacy rivaled only by Tin Pan Alley.
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There are many things to admire in Rossini: his skill in mastering the form of both opera buffa and opera seria, his almost mythical prolificacy, his inspired melodies, his unstoppable rhythm and his knack for comic situation in his opera buffa," Carlo explains.
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Preliminary results showed, that the long career of Alessandro Del Piero, a football season that stands out above all for continuity (and therefore appearances: 47), combined with prolificacy (goals scored: 32).
However, their lack of prolificacy in front of goal was evident again as Everton restricted the hosts to few chances as time ebbed away.