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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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His version of David Brent - now one Michael Scott, the flesh- creepingly disingenuous boss of a paper firm in NBC's The Office: An American Workplace - has proved just as addictive in the States, making the show as cult a hit with more discerning US audiences as Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Larry Sanders Show.
In Darwin's time, scientists considered evolution "so creepingly slow we probably wouldn't see it.