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

Recent Examples of outgrowth from the Web

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1837

First Known Use of outgrowth

1837


OUTGROWTH Defined for English Language Learners

outgrowth

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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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