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outgrowth

Syllabification: out·growth
Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌɡrōTH
 
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Definition of outgrowth in English:

noun

1Something that grows out of something else: outgrowths at the base of the leaf
More example sentences
  • It's the most energetic part of the body which is physically working all the time and it's also an outgrowth of the brain.
  • The cotyledons then appear as outgrowths from the flattened top surface.
  • The retina forms as an outgrowth of the embryonic brain, and is strictly part of the central nervous system.
Synonyms
tumor, cancer, boil, carbuncle, pustule
1.1A natural development or result of something: the book is an imaginative outgrowth of practical criticism
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  • The new county leadership expresses a vision for economic development that sees job creation as the natural outgrowth of business development.
  • The emergence of free agent workers can be seen as a natural outgrowth of changing concepts about careers and career development.
  • A sixth test result - loop length approximation - is a natural outgrowth of the previous five tests.
1.2The process of growing out: with further outgrowth the radius and ulna develop
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  • In 1879, Uskoff noted that isolated white blood cells displayed greater outgrowth of processes during microscopic examination with red light compared with violet-blue light.
  • The phenotypic analysis of fru mutant embryos along with fru's temporal and spatial expression pattern suggests that the fru gene functions during axonal outgrowth.
  • Angiogenesis, a process by which new blood vessels sprout from existing one, is a prerequisite for outgrowth and metastasis of tumour.

Words that rhyme with outgrowth

upgrowth

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