re·​growth | \(ˌ)rē-ˈgrōth \
plural regrowths

Definition of regrowth 

: the act or process of regrowing the regrowth of forests also : a result or product of regrowing cattle grazing on pasture regrowth

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Exercise, or mechanical loading as scientists call it, improves stem cells that stimulate tissue regrowth and increase blood supply. Cheryl Stritzel Mccarthy, WSJ, "What You Need to Do Before Having Knee Surgery," 20 Nov. 2018 Harvey is a recent arrival at the UW, a 37-year-old assistant professor whose earlier research focused on tree regrowth after fires in more arid forests in Montana and Wyoming. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "In a changing climate, will fire make a bigger run in Washington’s west-side forests?," 4 Sep. 2018 People contend with seizures, numbness, cognitive issues, migraines, dizziness, regrowth, and more surgery. Daphne Beal, Vogue, "After One Writer Finds Out She Has a Brain Tumor, She Confronts It Head On," 10 Aug. 2018 In a somewhat more recent study five healthy young white men agreed to explore how repeated shaving impacts human hair regrowth. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Fact or Fiction?: If You Shave (or Wax), Your Hair Will Come Back Thicker," 26 Aug. 2014 Even after multiple rounds of tumor-removal surgery using a cauterizing carbon dioxide laser, persistent tumor regrowth is a recurring problem in infected sea turtles. Jessica Alice Farrell, Smithsonian, "Should We Share Human Cancer Treatments With Tumorous Turtles?," 11 July 2018 The medical literature has actually tackled this abiding hair question with studies directly comparing the hair regrowth among shavers versus au naturel growth for some 100 years. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Fact or Fiction?: If You Shave (or Wax), Your Hair Will Come Back Thicker," 26 Aug. 2014 To prevent any regrowth of the stems, check out the product Cut Vine and Stump Killer. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "It’s early, but you may want to pull your tomatoes now," 22 June 2018 But cutting away part of the hair does not typically change anything about that regrowth process. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Fact or Fiction?: If You Shave (or Wax), Your Hair Will Come Back Thicker," 26 Aug. 2014

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re·​growth | \-ˈgrōth \

Medical Definition of regrowth 

: an act or instance of regrowing regrowth of hair tumor regrowth

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