overgrowth

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over- +‎ growth

Noun[edit]

overgrowth (plural overgrowths)

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

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