"growths" in the noun sense
1. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
a progression from simpler to more complex forms
"the growth of culture"
3. increase, increment, growth
a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
"the increase in unemployment"
"the growth of population"
vegetation that has grown
"a growth of trees"
"the only growth was some salt grass"
5. emergence, outgrowth, growth
the gradual beginning or coming forth
"figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
something grown or growing
"a growth of hair"
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