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overgrowth

Noun

1 excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland [syn: giantism, gigantism]
2 a profusion of growth on or over something else

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over + growth

Noun

overgrowth
  1. A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else. A tangle of growth occuring at the top of trees involving vines and branches, common in jungles.
  2. An excessive growth or increase in numbers.
  3. Excessive size; usually caused by over-production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.

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