regrowth

noun
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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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 McMillen also did a lowlight application to gently lighten the ends and add dimension to the regrowth without completely covering it up. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Why This Woman's Transition From Box-Dyed Brown Hair to Her Natural Gray Took a Year," 24 Apr. 2018 Fifteen percent of patients have experienced enough tissue regrowth that their symptoms start to come back. Dr. Jared G. Heiner, idahostatesman, "A new treatment for an old prostate problem | Idaho Statesman," 6 May 2018 Although there is evidence of some plasticity in the adult central nervous system, the potential for regrowth and reorganization is much more limited. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Treat pain in children differently than adults," 3 May 2018 At the time of her first salon visit, Jonna had about an inch of natural regrowth. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Why This Woman's Transition From Box-Dyed Brown Hair to Her Natural Gray Took a Year," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of regrowth

1741, in the meaning defined above

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regrowth

noun
re·growth | \-ˈgrōth \

Medical Definition of regrowth 

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

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