Etymology
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outgrowth (n.)

"that which grows from or out of anything," especially an excrescence from the surface of a plant, 1801, from out- + growth. The figurative sense, in reference to inanimate things, "a development or result from a cause or beginning or from some earlier state" is by 1828.

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Definitions of outgrowth

outgrowth (n.)
a natural consequence of development;
Synonyms: branch / offshoot / offset
outgrowth (n.)
the gradual beginning or coming forth;
Synonyms: emergence / growth
outgrowth (n.)
a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant;
Synonyms: process / appendage
From wordnet.princeton.edu