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out·growth

 (out′grōth′)
n.
1. The act or process of growing out.
2. A product of growing out; a projecting part or offshoot: an outgrowth of new shoots on a branch.
3. A result or consequence: Inflation is an outgrowth of war.

outgrowth

(ˈaʊtˌɡrəʊθ)
n
1. a thing growing out of a main body
2. a development, result, or consequence
3. the act of growing out

out•growth

(ˈaʊtˌgroʊθ)

n.
1. a natural development or result.
2. an additional, supplementary result.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outgrowth - a natural consequence of developmentoutgrowth - a natural consequence of development
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
2.outgrowth - the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
rise - a growth in strength or number or importance
3.outgrowth - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plantoutgrowth - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
horn - one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
horn - any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn
crest - a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
pseudopod, pseudopodium - temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion
flagellum - a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
hair - a filamentous projection or process on an organism
cirrus - a slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or crinoids or many insects; often tactile
spine - a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
aculea - small spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects
style - a slender bristlelike or tubular process; "a cartilaginous style"
villus - a minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
fetlock - projection behind and above a horse's hoof
tentacle - any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion
arista - bristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
acromial process, acromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
ala - a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism; "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"
alveolar arch - the part of the upper or lower jawbones in which the teeth are set
alveolar process, alveolar ridge, gum ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
acrosome - a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg
caruncle, caruncula - an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
condyle - a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone
coronoid process, processus coronoideus - a sharp triangular process projecting from a bone
epicondyle - a projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments
fimbria - thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube)
apophysis - (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra
spicule, spiculum - small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals
osteophyte - small abnormal bony outgrowth
papilla - a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather
papilla - a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell; "the papillae of the tongue"
cecal appendage, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, appendix - a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
mastoid, mastoid bone, mastoid process, mastoidal - process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
styloid process - extends from the base of the temporal bone
pterygoid process - two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone
tuberosity, eminence, tubercle - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
zygomatic process - a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch
trochanter - one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached
transverse process - one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs
odontoid process - a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck
metaphysis - the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis
olecranon, olecranon process - process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended
ridge - any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane
excrescence - (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
papilla - (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ

outgrowth

noun
1. product, result, development, fruit, consequence, outcome, legacy, emergence, derivative, spin-off, by-product, end result, offshoot, upshot Her first book is an outgrowth of an art project she began in 1988.
2. offshoot, shoot, branch, limb, projection, sprout, node, outcrop, appendage, scion, protuberance, excrescence a new organism develops as an outgrowth or bud

outgrowth

noun
Something derived from another:
Translations

outgrowth

[ˈaʊtˌgrəʊθ] Nexcrecencia f (fig) → extensión f

outgrowth

[ˈaʊtgrəʊθ] n (= development) → prolongement m

outgrowth

n (= offshoot)Auswuchs m; (fig)Folge f

outgrowth

[ˈaʊtˌgrəʊθ] nsviluppo

outgrowth

n. excrecencia, bulto.
References in classic literature ?
Your very ideas are but the outgrowth of the conditions of your bourgeois production and bourgeois property, just as your jurisprudence is but the will of your class made into a law for all, a will, whose essential character and direction are determined by the economical conditions of existence of your class.
Tender and deep as his love for Hetty had been--so deep that the roots of it would never be torn away--his love for Dinah was better and more precious to him, for it was the outgrowth of that fuller life which had come to him from his acquaintance with deep sorrow.
This volume is the outgrowth of a series of articles, dealing with incidents in my life, which were published consecutively in the Outlook.
Her manner had all the charm which fine breeding can confer--exquisitely polite, easily cordial; showing that perfect yet unobtrusive confidence in herself which (in England) seems to be the natural outgrowth of pre-eminent social rank.
At the further end, in two high chairs as large as that of the Abbot, though hardly as elaborately carved, sat the master of the novices and the chancellor, the latter a broad and portly priest, with dark mirthful eyes and a thick outgrowth of crisp black hair all round his tonsured head.
His connection with literature was an unforeseen but natural outgrowth of his activities.
It is one of those old, old towns which impress one as a continuation and outgrowth of nature, as much as the nests of the bower-birds or the winding galleries of the white ants; a town which carries the traces of its long growth and history like a millennial tree, and has sprung up and developed in the same spot between the river and the low hill from the time when the Roman legions turned their backs on it from the camp on the hillside, and the long-haired sea-kings came up the river and looked with fierce, eager eyes at the fatness of the land.
Their camp, Circle M Day Camp, was the outgrowth of a deep commitment to the idea that a good camp is an intentional community and can be a planned environment in which children have the opportunity to grow individually and experience the power of positive interaction with others.
Relatively low concentrations of arsenic during differentiation inhbited neurite outgrowth in neuro-2a cells in the absence of cell death.
Surely they will write this off as an aberration rather than a natural outgrowth of forcing students and parents who seek academic excellence to opt out of traditional schools and into private schools if they can afford them, charter schools if they cannot.
This lease signing is an outgrowth of ownership's and management's initiative to attract larger, creditworthy tenants to the building," says Beissel.
Although at first glance the Quebec steadfastness appears to be a result of prudence and a refusal to kowtow to a politically correct agenda, it may in fact be an outgrowth of purely financial concerns.