Definition of Overgrowth

1. Noun. Excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.

Exact synonyms: Giantism, Gigantism
Terms within: Hyperpituitarism
Generic synonyms: Hypertrophy



2. Noun. A profusion of growth on or over something else.

Definition of Overgrowth

1. n. Excessive growth.

Definition of Overgrowth

1. Noun. A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else. A tangle of growth occurring at the top of trees involving vines and branches, common in jungles. ¹

2. Noun. An excessive growth or increase in numbers. ¹

3. Noun. Excessive size; usually caused by over-production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overgrowth

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Overgrowth

1. Just what it sounds like: excessive growth. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Overgrowth

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1. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh, Frances Dorrance (1922)
"In case a scarifying incision is so broad that the overgrowth edge of the ... In this lip-like, convex overgrowth, which is recognized best by the course of ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1917)
"MECHANISM OF overgrowth IN PLANTS. BY ERWIN F. SMITH. ... It is not a far cry to such a view, especially where parasites are known to cause the overgrowth, ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1902)
"to J. A series of views of the lower pole of the Frog's ovum, illustrating the overgrowth of the white hemisphere by the pigmented cells and the formation ..."

4. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"FATTY overgrowth. An abnormally large accumulation of fat about the heart ... In fatty overgrowth this is not the case. The diagnosis, however, cannot be ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"... as is well known, the amnion arises in quite a different manner ; not by the splitting of the ectoderm, but by the upgrowth and overgrowth of folds from ..."

6. Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National by John Walter Osborne (1868)
"There, you observe, is Prisoners' Inland, whoso thick overgrowth was the during the seven years' wnr. The French dungeon for English prisoners wilder ..."

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