the progressive beginning or coming-forth
- an all-natural consequence of development
- an all-natural prolongation or projection from part of an organism either animal or plant
- whatever expands away from or arises from such a thing an excrescence an offshoot ergo an end result or consequence
- whatever grows out-of, or arises from, something; an excrescence; an offshoot; hence, an effect or consequence.
1837, from out (adv.) + growth. Figurative sense "natural item" is earlier on (1828).
(n.) What expands away from, or proceeds from, such a thing; an excrescence; an offshoot; for this reason, a result or effect.
Salem is the seat of Willamette University (Methodist Episcopal, 1844), an outgrowth of the mission work of the Methodist Episcopal church begun in 1834 about 10 m.