outgrowth


out·growth

noun \ˈat-ˌgrōth\

: something that develops or results from something else

: something that grows out of something else

Full Definition of OUTGROWTH

1
:  a process or product of growing out <an outgrowth of hair>
2
:  consequence, by-product <crime is often an outgrowth of poverty>

Examples of OUTGROWTH

  1. <trimmed back some of the tree's outgrowths so they wouldn't interfere with the power lines>
  2. <a predictable outgrowth of the suburb's ever growing population will be the need for more schools>

First Known Use of OUTGROWTH

1837

Rhymes with OUTGROWTH

out·growth

noun \ˈat-ˌgrōth\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OUTGROWTH

1
: the process of growing out <in vitro, dopamine modifies axonal and dendritic outgrowth—Linda C. Mayes>
2
: something that grows directly out of something else <an outgrowth of hair> <a bony outgrowth>

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