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

1. a growth overspreading or covering something.
2. excessive growth.
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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"
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n. proliferación excesiva.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


n sobrecrecimiento
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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.
A number of studies have found that mast cells are involved in gingival overgrowth thus showing that they play a broader role than originally thought.
A band of volunteers from the Chapel Street Housing Forum descended on South Street Baptist Church in Brierley Hill with hedge trimmers, spades and gardening forks to clear up years of overgrowth.
Finding Candida in stools may mean an overgrowth of yeasts in the body.
M2 PHARMA-June 21, 2019-ArQule Presents Preliminary Results from Its Phase 1/2 Study of Miransertib in Patients with PIK3CA-related Overgrowth Spectrum and Proteus syndrome in an Oral Presentation at the European Society of Human Genetics Conference
"When islets are encapsulated in standard gel capsules, the inflammatory foreign body response causes a cellular overgrowth that 'suffocates' the encapsulated cells, leading to their failure," said lead author David Alagpulinsa of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center.
These data, together with data already presented at ASHG last year, support miransertib's further development as a potential first systemic treatment for patients suffering from overgrowth diseases, such as Proteus syndrome.
Affected body parts manifest overgrowth in length and girth due to proliferation of fibroadipose tissue but only until puberty when it usually ceases.