outgrowth definition

  • noun:
    • The act or means of growing out.
    • an item of growing away; a projecting component or offshoot: an outgrowth of the latest shoots on a branch.
    • an end result or outcome: Inflation is an outgrowth of war.
    • Anything that develops out-of another thing.
    • That which grows regarding, or arises from, such a thing; an excrescence; an offshoot; hence, an outcome or outcome.
    • what develops out; an excrescence: specifically, in botany, a collective term for different excrescences or growths from general area of flowers, eg trichomes, prickles, bristles, the ligule of grasses, etc.
    • A development or development from several other or earlier in the day condition or condition of things; a growth, development, outcome, or resultant from any cause or beginning.
    • a natural prolongation or projection from an integral part of an organism either animal or plant
    • a natural result of development
    • the steady start or coming-forth

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