clumping

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

clumping

  1. Present participle of clump.

Noun[edit]

clumping (plural clumpings)

  1. A clump or cluster.
    • 2006, Patrizia Ferretti, Andrew Copp, Cheryll Tickle, Embryos, Genes and Birth Defects
      BMP-2 and BMP-4 also induce the expression of the neurotrophin receptor, TrkC, in cultured crest-derived cells and induce the cells to coalesce into ganglion-like clumpings.
  2. The sound of walking with heavy footfalls.
    • 1916, Nash Buckingham, De Shootinest Gent'man
      Heavy backstair clumpings announce huge Ab, my negro paddler.