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A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else: an overgrowth of ivy on the old house.


(ˈoʊ vərˌgroʊθ)

1. a growth overspreading or covering something.
2. excessive growth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overgrowth - excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
hyperpituitarism - excessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone)
hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
2.overgrowth - a profusion of growth on or over something else
profuseness, profusion, richness, cornucopia - the property of being extremely abundant; "the profusion of detail"; "the idiomatic richness of English"


n. proliferación excesiva.


n sobrecrecimiento
References in classic literature ?
And even when recognised at last, their immense magnitude renders it very hard really to believe that such bulky masses of overgrowth can possibly be instinct, in all parts, with the same sort of life that lives in a dog or a horse.
The fortune in being the first, in an invention or in a privilege, doth cause sometimes a wonderful overgrowth in riches; as it was with the first sugar man, in the Canaries.
On every side of me stretched a bleak and desolate expanse of plain, covered with a tall overgrowth of sere grass, which rustled and whistled in the autumn wind with heaven knows what mysterious and disquieting suggestion.
The ridge of the cottage roof was usually a bright green with its overgrowth of mosses and house-leeks, and the thatch was brown as a chestnut shell, but just now it seemed to be powdered with a golden dust.
The overgrowth of hooves also made standing uncomfortable and unstable.
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Regular plucking of the hair in the ear canal and ear cleaning can help prevent microbial overgrowth and infection.
The outcomes were any occurrences of celiac disease (CeD), Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Helicobactor pylori (HP) infection, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth that occurred during the study period; the choice of those conditions was "due to their potential mechanistic and pathogenic overlap with rosacea," they wrote.
And the herd of South American goats are happy to chomp their way through the overgrowth at the historic church.
Literal translation of the term macrodactyly is "large digit" that presents as an overgrowth of entire digit.
The overgrowth of these organisms can alter the normal lipid layer of the skin and make the coat feel greasy," Dr.