re·​growth | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgrōth How to pronounce regrowth (audio) \
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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Another category of hair-regrowth products is the relatively new devices that use low-level laser or light therapy (LLLT). Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Patchy success for most baldness treatments," 26 Aug. 2019 Yet during this regrowth period, because no chemotherapy would be administered, the majority of tumor cells would still be sensitive to the anticancer drug, not resistant to it. Robert Gatenby, Scientific American, "Darwin’s Ideas on Evolution Drive a Radical New Approach to Cancer Drug Use," 3 Aug. 2019 It was diagnosed as a type of brain cancer called diffuse mixed glioma, and I was told that recurrence was inevitable. I was put on the watch and wait plan, undergoing regular MRI scans so doctors could keep an eye out for any regrowth., "For 6 Years, Doctors Kept Telling Me I Had PMS—but It Turned Out to Be Brain Cancer," 31 July 2019 Rapid regrowth fosters fire blight bacterial infection. Neil Sperry,, "Hollow, goop-filled tree needs an arborist’s advice," 30 Aug. 2019 Rusticles can be seen all over the wreck, in a constant state of disintegration and regrowth. Gina Martinez, Time, "Divers Visited the Titanic's Wreck for the First Time in over a Decade. Here's Why They Were Shocked by the Ship's Condition," 22 Aug. 2019 The Museum Fire crossed into that more than 30-year-old burn scar, which was still in a stage of regrowth. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Crews 'cautiously optimistic' as Museum Fire continues to burn," 25 July 2019 This natural laboratory of ecological change displays all stages of forest regeneration—from early regrowth of lichens and ferns to dense forest. National Geographic, "Everything to know about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park," 15 July 2019 Comparing it to a wildfire, the scientists said some corals survive it, providing the possibility of regrowth. David Fleshler,, "Search and rescue: Researchers on mission to save the coral reefs of South Florida," 12 June 2019

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1741, in the meaning defined above

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re·​growth | \ -ˈgrōth How to pronounce regrowth (audio) \

Medical Definition of regrowth

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

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