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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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