name: lateral growth
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def: "Growth of a plant axis (shoot axis or root) that originates from a lateral meristem." [PO:0020145]
comment: Includes thickening of plant axes (PO:0025004) due to the activity of a cambium (PO:0005597), known as secondary growth and found in most gymnosperms and dicotyledons, a primary thickening meristem (PO:0005039) as found in many monocotyledons, some ferns and some cycads, or secondary thickening meristem, (PO:0025414) as found in some monocotyledons.
is_a: GO:0040007 ! growth
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