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verb \ˈgrō\
grew \ˈgrü\ grown \ˈgrōn\ grow·ing

Medical Definition of GROW

intransitive verb
a :  to spring up and develop to maturity b :  to be able to grow in some place or situation c :  to assume some relation through or as if through a process of natural growth <the cut edges of the wound grew together>
:  to increase in size by addition of material by assimilation into the living organism or by accretion in a nonbiological process (as crystallization)
transitive verb
:  to cause to grow <grew bacteria in culture>
April 28, 2015
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