downgrowth

Something that grows downward; the process of growing in a downward direction.
- epithelial d. the invasion of surface epithelium into the interior of the eye as a consequence of a penetrating ocular wound.

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down·growth 'dau̇n-.grōth n the growing downward of a structure also the product of such growth

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