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How to use overgrowth in a sentence
One theory is that PTSD develops as a result of an overgrowth of synaptic connections in the amygdala, the part of the brain that acquires and stores fear memories, after intense or repeated exposure to a frightening stimulus.
The specific carbohydrate diet, which is a grain-free elimination diet, is based on the idea that consuming certain complex carbs feeds unhealthy bacteria, causing an overgrowth of these “bad” bacteria in the small intestine.
This overgrowth of algae can make water unsafe plants and animals.
Although it generally matched the size of a human heart, the team wanted to prevent the pig organ from overgrowth inside Bennett’s chest once it was transplanted—something they previously noticed happened in baboons.After First Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant, Scientists Aim to Make It Routine | Shelly Fan | January 25, 2022 | Singularity Hub
The full recovery of a species means it’s playing its natural role in the ecosystem — be it eating plants, and preventing overgrowth, or spreading seeds — across its native range.What “extinction” really means — and what it leaves out | Benji Jones | September 30, 2021 | Vox
The modest violet may exhale its fragrance through an overgrowth of noxious weeds—and humanity bears out the simile.Bucholz and the Detectives | Allan Pinkerton
Just what causes this overgrowth of connective tissue is not clear.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
It is the overgrowth of these qualities, to the detriment of the artistic element, that mars her later works.The Age of Tennyson | Hugh Walker
Lightning on peaks which were like polished jet—bare rock above, the lush overgrowth of jungle below.Voodoo Planet | Andre Norton
The nucleus of Biarritz is old, but that is out of sight in the modern overgrowth; Biarritz, as it is, is of this half century.A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees | Edwin Asa Dix