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creeping

Moving slowly, and close to the surface. In pediatrics, dragging oneself along the floor, a form of locomotion that precedes crawling.

creeping

1. gradual progression of a lesion or tissue growth.
2. prostrate growth pattern of a plant, e.g. c. buttercup (Ranunculus repens), c. caustic (Euphorbia drummondii), c. charlie (Glechoma hederacea), c. Crofton weed (Eupatorium riparium), c. indigo (Indigofera spicata), c. knapweed (Acroptilon repens), c. lantana (Lantana montevidensis), c. mallow (Modiola carolinianum), c. millotia (Millotia greevesii), c. oxalis (Oxalis corniculata), c. saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata).

creeping eruption
see cutaneous larva migrans.
creeping substitution
gradual penetration across a fracture site by osteogenic tissue followed by bone formation.
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In Darwin's time, scientists considered evolution "so creepingly slow we probably wouldn't see it.