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1 naturaldevelopment or result 自然的发展或结果
*The manufactureof this material is an outgrowth of the space industry. 这种材料的生产是航天工业发展的结果.
2 that which grows out of another thing （某物上的）生长物
*an outgrowth on a beech tree 山毛榉上的瘤
* an outgrowth of hair from the nostrils 鼻孔的毛.
something that develops from something else, as a natural result of it
Crime is often an outgrowth of poverty.
technical something that grows out of something else