Offshoot vs Outgrowth - What's the difference?

offshoot | outgrowth |


As nouns the difference between offshoot and outgrowth

is that offshoot is that which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc; as, the offshoots of a tree while outgrowth is anything that grows out of something else.

offshoot

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(wikipedia offshoot) (en noun)
  • That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.
  • Synonyms

    * spinoff

    Anagrams

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    outgrowth

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything that grows out of something else.
  • # A branch or offshoot of a plant.
  • # An appendage of an animal.
  • # A byproduct or consequence of an action or event.
  • Derived terms

    * neurite outgrowth * neuronal outgrowth