Meaning of “outgrowth” in the English Dictionary

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"outgrowth" in British English

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outgrowthnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈaʊt.ɡrəʊθ/ us /ˈaʊt.ɡroʊθ/

specialized biology a growth on the outside of an animal or plant:

Antlers are the bony outgrowths on the heads of deer.

a result or development:

This policy is just an outgrowth of earlier decisions.

(Definition of “outgrowth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outgrowth" in American English

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outgrowthnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈɑʊtˌɡroʊθ/

a result or further development of something:

The new emphasis on science teaching is an outgrowth of a report that criticized the way science had been taught.

(Definition of “outgrowth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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