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English noun: outgrowth

1. outgrowth (phenomenon) a natural consequence of development


Synonymsbranch, offset, offshoot


Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

2. outgrowth (event) the gradual beginning or coming forth


SamplesFigurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece.


Synonymsemergence, growth


Broader (hypernym)beginning


Narrower (hyponym)rise

3. outgrowth (body) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant


SamplesA bony process.


Synonymsappendage, process


Broader (hypernym)body part


Narrower (hyponym)acromial process, acromion, acrosome, aculea, ala, alveolar arch, alveolar process, alveolar ridge, apophysis, appendix, arista, caruncle, caruncula, cecal appendage, cirrus, condyle, coronoid process, crest, eminence, enation, epicondyle, excrescence, fetlock, fimbria, flagellum, gum ridge, hair, horn, horn, mastoid, mastoid bone, mastoid process, mastoidal, metaphysis, odontoid process, olecranon, olecranon process, osteophyte, papilla, papilla, papilla, plant process, processus coronoideus, pseudopod, pseudopodium, pterygoid process, ridge, spicule, spiculum, spine, style, styloid process, tail, tentacle, transverse process, trochanter, tubercle, tuberosity, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, villus, zygomatic process









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