AskDefine | Define outgrowth

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1 a natural consequence of development [syn: branch, offshoot, offset]
2 the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece" [syn: emergence, growth]
3 a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process" [syn: process, appendage]

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  1. Anything that grows out of something else
    1. A branch or offshoot of a plant
    2. An appendage of an animal
    3. A byproduct or consequence of an action or event

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