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annual ring one of the rings of wood on the inside of a tree that can be seen when the tree is cut into logs. Each ring represents a year of growth.
antibiotic substance derived from fungi or other organisms and used to destroy or prevent the growth of bacteria or other disease-causing organisms.
bald not covered by a natural growth. [1/2 definitions]
barren not able to produce or support growth. [1/2 definitions]
bear1 to produce by growth. [1/7 definitions]
biology the science that studies the growth and life processes of living things.
boom1 a time of fast growth. [1/4 definitions]
brush2 land covered by thick growth of plants or trees. [1/2 definitions]
control to stop the spread or growth of. [1/6 definitions]
environment everything that surrounds a particular type of living thing and affects its growth and health. [1/3 definitions]
food anything that contains nutrients and is eaten by living creatures in order to maintain life, health, and growth.
foster to aid and encourage the growth or development of. [1/2 definitions]
germinate to start or cause to start growth; sprout.
grub the larva of some beetles and other insects. Grubs are a young stage in the growth of the insect. They look like short, fat worms. [1/3 definitions]
hormone a substance made by certain cells in the body. Hormones move around the body in the blood and have effects on certain organs and cells. Hormones help control body processes such as growth.
horn a hard, hollow growth on the head of certain mammals. Deer, cows, and sheep are some animals that have horns. Horns usually grow in pairs. [1/3 definitions]
life cycle the sequence of changes that a living thing goes through as it grows and develops. Birth, growth, reproduction, aging, and death are all stages in the life cycle of an animal.
mold1 to influence the growth or character of. [1/3 definitions]
mow1 to cut down the plant growth on. [1/2 definitions]
nail a hard growth at the end of a finger or toe. [1/3 definitions]
nip1 to stop the growth of. [1/6 definitions]