The process of increasing in size
many countries have rapid population growth
Involving or exhibiting no growth. Also (in later use) of a policy, group, etc.: restricting, or advocating the restriction of, the growth of an economy, population, urban area, etc., especially on environmental grounds.
(Of a company, stock, etc.) that is increasing greatly in size or value.
The greatest size that a plant or animal naturally attains; maturity
A commercial field that is developing rapidly
A mutual fund that invests primarily in stocks that are expected to increase in capital value rather than yield high income
The rate at which something, in particular an economy or business, grows
A concentric layer of wood, shell, or bone developed during an annual or other regular period of growth
(Of a tree, forest, etc.) never felled; mature
Evergreen trees collectively.
A substance, such as a vitamin or hormone, which is required for the stimulation of growth in living cells
A company stock that tends to increase in capital value rather than yield high income
Woodland growth that replaces harvested or burned virgin forest
Planned economic and community development that attempts to curb urban sprawl and worsening environmental conditions
New trees that have arisen through natural propagation in advance of a process of tree removal or regeneration.
An increase in the value of the assets owned by a company, person, etc.
Biology reduction in the size of an organism in response to starvation or other unfavourable conditions.
An increase in the amount of goods and services produced per head of the population over a period of time
A company that is growing rapidly in comparison to other companies in its field or the economy as a whole
A hormone which stimulates growth in animal or plant cells, especially (in animals) that secreted by the pituitary gland
An industry that is developing particularly rapidly
A sudden development or expansion
(In a tree) a second period of growth in a season.
Growth whose rate becomes ever more rapid in proportion to the growing total number or size
The human form of growth hormone (somatotropin); (also) a pharmaceutical preparation of this, originally obtained from pituitaries at autopsy, later produced by recombinant DNA technology, and used chiefly to treat children with pituitary dwarfism; abbreviated HGH.
A polypeptide consisting in its active form of two identical chains of 120 amino acids, which is produced normally by neurons, Schwann cells, glial cells, and various types of epithelial and connective tissue cells, and promotes the growth of (especially sensory and sympathetic) neurons and neurites, and also has certain modulatory effects on the immune system (abbreviated NGF).
A natural hormone in cattle that helps regulate growth and milk production and that may be produced artificially and given to dairy cattle to increase the yield of milk
A mitogenic protein thought to be involved in such physical processes as normal cell growth, wound healing, and the formation of tumors
The maintenance of a population at a constant level by limiting the number of live births to only what is needed to replace the existing population
A cytokine composed of two homologous polypeptide chains, produced by platelets, endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and various other types of cell, and having the main function of stimulating the division of mesenchymal cells and promoting wound healing (abbreviated PDGF).
A thing which has grown inwards or within something
Renewed growth or expansion