accretionary growth

ac·cre·tion·ar·y growth

growth by an increase of intercellular material.
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accretionary growth

Apparent growth in organ or tissue which is due to an increase in stromal bulk; hypertrophy.
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ac·cre·tion·ar·y growth

(ă-krē'shŭn-ar-ē grōth)
Growth by an increase of intercellular material.
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ac·cre·tion·ar·y growth

(ă-krē'shŭn-ar-ē grōth)
Growth by an increase of intercellular material.
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These layers, produced by accretionary growth, can be used to estimate the age of P.
In larger specimens, the shell may reach over 6 cm in length (Hunt, 1877), and shows accretionary growth bands analogous to those seen on the shelves of bivalves or other molluscs (e.g., Fig.
In other words, while the animal survival success may partially depend upon the (presumably) functionally relevant set of shell-shape parameters [9-29], the animal control upon this category of shell-shape parameters is only indirect, readily operating only via the accretionary growth process of shell, which is best accounted for by the set of growth-based shape parameters (defined below).
This is because the shape of shell outline is not a geometrical figuration generated per se, defined at the outset, but it is the cumulative result of an accretionary growth process [4].