|1.||the process or act of growing, esp in organisms following assimilation of food|
|2.||an increase in size, number, significance, etc|
|3.||something grown or growing: a new growth of hair|
|4.||a stage of development|
|5.||any abnormal tissue, such as a tumour|
|6.||(modifier) of, relating to, causing or characterized by growth: a growth industry; growth hormone|
The process of growing.
Full development; maturity.
An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength.
Something that grows or has grown.
An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on an organism.
|growth (grōth) Pronunciation Key
An increase in the size of an organism or part of an organism, usually as a result of an increase in the number of cells. Growth of an organism may stop at maturity, as in the case of humans and other mammals, or it may continue throughout life, as in many plants. In humans, certain body parts, like hair and nails, continue to grow throughout life.
the increases in cell size and number that take place during the life history of an organism.
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