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Definition 1: a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant - [noun denoting body]

Samples where outgrowth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bony process

Synonyms for outgrowth in the sense of this definition

(outgrowth is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell

"the papillae of the tongue"

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) small abnormal bony outgrowth

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube)

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) extends from the base of the temporal bone

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) 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

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) one of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a sharp triangular process projecting from a bone

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a slender bristlelike or tubular process

"a cartilaginous style"

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) small spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or crinoids or many insects; often tactile

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a filamentous projection or process on an organism

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) the part of the upper or lower jawbones in which the teeth are set

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) 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"

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) bristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) 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

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) projection behind and above a horse's hoof

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

Definition 2: the gradual beginning or coming forth - [noun denoting event]

Samples where outgrowth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece

Synonyms for outgrowth in the sense of this definition

(outgrowth is a kind of ...) the event consisting of the start of something

"the beginning of the war"

(... is a kind of outgrowth ) a growth in strength or number or importance

Definition 3: a natural consequence of development - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for outgrowth in the sense of this definition

(outgrowth is a kind of ...) 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"

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