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  1. the process of growing up; development: the upgrowth of nuclear science.
  2. something that grows or has grown in an upward direction: Part of the pituitary gland is an upgrowth of the roof of the mouth.
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Origin of upgrowth

First recorded in 1835–45; up- + growth
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Related Words for upgrowth

flowering, evolution, advancement, expansion, improvement, increase, progress, growth, buildup, maturing, addition, spread, increasing, boost, enlargement, augmentation, advance, progression, hike, reinforcement

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Historical Examples of upgrowth

  • But Cecil and his mistress could watch the upgrowth of national wealth with cooler eyes.

    History of the English People

    John Richard Green

  • But how little we know of the details of the upgrowth of the Church in all save the more prominent places!

  • Each also sends ventralwards a plate which meets an upgrowth from the pterygoid and acts as an alisphenoid.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • It shows us primitive or primeval man, the dawn of civilization, the daybreak of religion, the upgrowth of national life.

    Moon Lore

    Timothy Harley

  • This layer is not however derived from an upgrowth of the mesoblast of the somites, but from cells which originate in the yolk.

British Dictionary definitions for upgrowth


  1. the process of developing or growing upwards
  2. a result of evolution or growth
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