Definition of Sprouting

1. Noun. The process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow.

Exact synonyms: Germination
Generic synonyms: Development, Growing, Growth, Maturation, Ontogenesis, Ontogeny
Derivative terms: Germinate, Germinate, Sprout, Sprout

Definition of Sprouting

1. Verb. (present participle of sprout) ¹

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Definition of Sprouting

1. sprout [v] - See also: sprout

Medical Definition of Sprouting

1. Production of new processes (outgrowths) by nerve cells, for example by embryonic neurons undergoing primary differentiation, by adult neurons in response to nervous system damage or by dissociated neurons redifferentiating in culture. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprouting

sprouted bread
sprouting (current term)
spruce bark beetle
spruce beer
spruce gall aphid
spruce grouse
spruce pine
spruce squirrel
spruce up
spruced up

Literary usage of Sprouting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Indian Forester (1889)
"sprouting takes place more quickly under an essentially constant temperature of about ... Rapidity of sprouting is particularly marked in beans and peas. ..."

2. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1908)
"NOTES ON THE sprouting COCONUT, ON COPRA, AND ON COCONUT OIL. liy HERBERT S. WAI.K KB. (From the Chemical Laboratory, Bureau of CONTENTS. ..."

3. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1908)
"The sprouting of Shortleaf Pine occurs commonly throughout the Arkansas National ... The sprouting occurs freely and is very noticeable from mere casual ..."

4. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"Word-sprouting: A Vocabulary Building Strategy for Remedial Writers By Barbara Morton English Teacher, Villa Park High School, Orange Unified School ..."

5. Western Poultry Book by A. Basley (1912)
"sprouting OATS By WS Willis The following method of sprouting oats has been kindly sent to the author by Mr. WS Willis, of the celebrated Arlington Egg ..."

6. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1878)
"sprouting the Seed. The Secretary. Is it advisable to start or sprout the seed before ... I have never been favorable to sprouting since I tried it. ..."

7. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1905)
"CHAPTER I. "sprouting AND SPREADING." ON BEING asked a few hours after Senator Quay's death to express an opinion on his life and career as a citizen and ..."

8. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"into the fruiting head, in which the larva may remain during the winter. When first sprouting, the plants may be attacked by the cutworms, ..."

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