concrescence


con·cres·cence

noun \kən-ˈkre-sən(t)s, kän-\

Definition of CONCRESCENCE

1
:  increase by the addition of particles
2
:  a growing together :  coalescence
con·cres·cent \-sənt\ adjective

Origin of CONCRESCENCE

Latin concrescentia, from concrescent-, concrescens, present participle of concrescere to grow together, from com- + crescere to grow — more at crescent
First Known Use: 1614

con·cres·cence

noun \kən-ˈkres-ən(t)s, kän-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONCRESCENCE

: a growing together : coalescence; especially : convergence and fusion of the lateral lips of the blastopore to form the primordium of an embryo

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