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Meaning of EXCRESCENCE

Pronunciation:  ik'skresuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
  2. [n]  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
 

EXCRESCENCE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: bulge, bump, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance
 
 See Also: appendage, belly, caput, frontal eminence, growth, nub, occipital protuberance, outgrowth, process, projection, vegetation, wart

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*cres"cence\n. [F. excrescence, excroissanse, L.
excrescentia excrescences, neut. pl. of p. pr. of excrescere.
See {Excrescent}.]
An excrescent appendage, as, a wart or tumor; anything
growing out unnaturally from anything else; a preternatural
or morbid development; hence, a troublesome superfluity; an
incumbrance; as, an excrescence on the body, or on a plant.
``Excrescences of joy.'' --Jer. Taylor.

      The excrescences of the Spanish monarchy. --Addison.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A normal outgrowth; a disfiguring addition.
 

 

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