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growth US English

The process of increasing in physical size

growth US Thesaurus

population growth

no-growth US English

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.

full growth US English

The greatest size that a plant or animal naturally attains; maturity

growth area US English

A commercial field that is developing rapidly

growth fund US English

A mutual fund that invests primarily in stocks that are expected to increase in capital value rather than yield high income

growth rate US English

The rate at which something, in particular an economy or business, grows

growth ring US English

A concentric layer of wood, shell, or bone developed during an annual or other regular period of growth

high-growth US English

(Of a company, stock, etc.) that is increasing greatly in size or value.

old-growth US English

(Of a tree or forested area) never felled, harvested, or cleared; mature

black growth US English

Evergreen trees collectively.

growth factor US English

A substance, such as a vitamin or hormone, that is required for the stimulation of growth in living cells

growth stock US English

A company stock that tends to increase in capital value rather than yield high income

second growth US English

Woodland growth that replaces harvested or burned virgin forest

smart growth US English

Planned economic and community development that attempts to curb urban sprawl and worsening environmental conditions

advance growth US English

New trees that have arisen through natural propagation in advance of a process of tree removal or regeneration.

capital growth US English

An increase in the value of the assets owned by a company, person, etc.

economic growth US English

An increase in the amount of goods and services produced per head of the population over a period of time

growth company US English

A company that is growing rapidly in comparison to other companies in its field or the economy as a whole

growth hormone US English

A hormone that stimulates growth in animal or plant cells, especially (in animals) a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland

growth industry US English

An industry that is developing particularly rapidly

mushroom growth US English

A sudden development or expansion

negative growth US English

Biology reduction in the size of an organism in response to starvation or other unfavourable conditions.

exponential growth US English

Growth whose rate becomes ever more rapid in proportion to the growing total number or size

midsummer growth US English

(In a tree) a second period of growth in a season.

bovine growth hormone US English

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

human growth hormone US English

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.

nerve growth factor US English

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).

epidermal growth factor US English

A mitogenic protein thought to be involved in such physical processes as normal cell growth, wound healing, and the formation of tumors

zero population growth US English

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

platelet-derived growth factor US English

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).

ingrowth US English

A thing that has grown inward or within something

regrowth US English

Renewed growth or expansion