outgrowth

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noun out·growth \ˈau̇t-ˌgrōth\

Definition of outgrowth

  1. 1 :  a process or product of growing out <an outgrowth of hair>

  2. 2 :  consequence, by-product <crime is often an outgrowth of poverty>

Examples of outgrowth in a sentence

  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>

1837

First Known Use of outgrowth

1837


OUTGROWTH Defined for English Language Learners

outgrowth

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noun out·growth \ˈau̇t-ˌgrōth\

Definition of outgrowth for English Language Learners

  • : something that develops or results from something else

  • : something that grows out of something else


OUTGROWTH Defined for Kids

outgrowth

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noun out·growth \ˈau̇t-ˌgrōth\

Definition of outgrowth for Students

  1. :  something that grows out of or develops from something else


Medical Dictionary

outgrowth

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noun out·growth \ˈau̇t-ˌgrōth\

Medical Definition of outgrowth

  1. 1:  the process of growing out <in vitro, dopamine modifies axonal and dendritic outgrowth—Linda C. Mayes>

  2. 2:  something that grows directly out of something else <an outgrowth of hair> <a bony outgrowth>



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