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Noun outgrowth has 3 senses
- outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset - a natural consequence of development
--1 is a kind of consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
- emergence, outgrowth, growth - the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
--2 is a kind of beginning
--2 has particulars: rise
- process, outgrowth, appendage - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
--3 is a kind of body part
--3 has particulars:
| ||horn; horn; crest; pseudopod, pseudopodium; flagellum; hair; cirrus; spine; aculea; style; villus; tail; fetlock; tentacle; arista; acromion, acromial process; ala; alveolar arch; alveolar ridge, gum ridge, alveolar process; acrosome; caruncle, caruncula; condyle; coronoid process, processus coronoideus; epicondyle; fimbria; apophysis; spicule, spiculum; osteophyte; papilla; papilla; appendix, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, cecal appendage; mastoid, mastoid process, mastoid bone, mastoidal; styloid process; pterygoid process; tuberosity, tubercle, eminence; zygomatic process; trochanter; transverse process; odontoid process; metaphysis; olecranon, olecranon process; ridge; excrescence; plant process, enation|