[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɡɹˈə‍ʊθ/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝɡɹoʊθ/ ]
  1. excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
  2. a profusion of growth on or over something else
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How To Use overgrowth In A Sentence

  • A few additional initiatives here and there such as landscaping, nameplate signs, maintenance of overgrowth on approach roads, etc., will gain additional marks in the competition.
  • Underwater wrecks are strewn along the coast and downed planes and tanks emerge from the jungle overgrowth.
  • Naturopaths believe that many illnesses ranging from chronic fatigue to migraine are caused by overgrowth of thrush-causing yeast cells.
  • This obstruction leads to the formation of comedones, which can become inflamed because of overgrowth of Propionibacterium acnes.
  • Amazonite crystals sometimes have white to buff-colored overgrowths of intermediate microcline, sanidine, and/or orthoclase preferentially coating the basal pinacoid and/or various prism faces.
  • Overgrowths of fine-grained, bronze-colored siderite are often present on selected faces of the fluorite crystals.
  • The administration of ice chips is one way to reduce mouth dryness, make patients more comfortable, and keep down bacterial overgrowth.
  • Scientists believe the overgrowth associated with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome and hemihypertrophy may develop because of improper inactivation of one or more growth-suppressing genes, or because of overexpression of genes that encourage cell growth. Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome
  • He feels an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, which allows klebsiella bacteria to enter the blood stream, is the main culprit.
  • Much more will be done next spring to give the cemetery what it deserves and the removal of overgrowth will be seen to as well.
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