• WordNet 3.6
    • n overgrowth a profusion of growth on or over something else
    • n overgrowth excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • overgrowth A growth that has covered somethin over.
    • overgrowth Excessive growth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overgrowth A growth over or upon something else.
    • n overgrowth Exuberant or excessive growth.
    • n overgrowth The deposition of the crystals of one mineral species over those of another species, particularly when the individuals or subindividuals of the former have their orientation fixed by the latter; also one of the individuals or subindividuals so deposited.
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In literature:

The overgrowth of the hedge was her salvation.
"The Shuttle" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Her breasts and abdomen were the chief seats of this overgrowth.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Still there was no sound, no movement in the dense overgrowth of the trees.
"Nomads of the North" by James Oliver Curwood
Indeed, I have yet to see the value in any animal that runs or rushes to an overgrowth.
"The Mule" by Harvey Riley
The great trouble in cultivating comes in the overgrowth of vines.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
But at the same time the necessity for bodily exercise is reduced, and the overgrowth of brain at the expense of body encouraged.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
All overgrowth must be guarded against, for crowded plants will be comparatively worthless.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
There late Indian Buddhism simply decayed under an overgrowth of Brahmanism.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The overgrowth of the Ohio black walnut, grafted on butternut, was even more apparent than that of the Thomas.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
Measurements or clear descriptions of these remains are not possible, owing to overgrowth.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke

In news:

Slumming actors in safari vests stalk through the tropical overgrowth.
They added a pool, and after overgrowth was cleared, hired Victoria Fensterer who planted hydrangea and juniper.
Infuse cited in patients' painful bone overgrowth.
In wet AMD, the abnormal overgrowth of blood vessels leaks blood and fluid, leading to a loss of central vision.
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that causes overgrowth of abnormal (malignant) cells in the bone marrow.
A neighborhood light dimmed by tree overgrowth is causing concern in one Spartanburg subdivision.
Lost alleys, found: After decades of overgrowth , Snoqualmie survey is reclaiming access pathways.
If someone were to describe Overgrowth they might have a hard time getting people to take them seriously.
Infuse cited in patients' painful bone overgrowth .
Innovators Tame Technology Overgrowth .
Extreme overgrowth of foreclosed property has Spring Hill couple upset at lack of enforcement.
Taking probiotics regularly can reduce the number of inflammatory cytokines, decrease oxidative stress, help your body absorb nutrients better, and correct bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.
Keloids are raised overgrowths of scar tissue that usually appear at the site of a skin injury.
Boaters and lake-goers who are looking forward to enjoying Memorial Day on Burtis Bay might have to deal with an overgrowth of aquatic vegetation.
This is a July picture of the courtyard at the Calcutt Middle School, before members of the Central Falls High football team cleaned out the massive overgrowths of trees, limbs, and grass earlier this month.

In science:

Microecological aspects of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Psoriasis: dysregulation of innate immunity, Br J Dermatol. 2005 Jun;152(6):1098-107. 15948970. Bouhnik Y, Alain S, Attar A. et al. Bacterial populations contaminating the upper gut in patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
The pathogenesis of gastrointestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
It seems reasonable to assume that the initial overgrowth of synapses is due to the transient existence of some kind of growth factors.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
This has been observed in many pioneering experiments, but recent experiments (on wires made using the cleaved-edge-overgrowth technique) show quantization in multiples of approxiately 0.7 times that which is expected.
Quantum Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Systems