Definition of outgrowth in English:

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outgrowth

Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌɡrōTH/

noun

1Something that grows out of something else: outgrowths at the base of the leaf
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  • 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
protuberance, swelling, excrescence, growth, lump, bump, bulge;
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.

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Syllabification: out·growth

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