excrescence


ex·cres·cence

noun \ik-ˈskre-sən(t)s, ek-\

Definition of EXCRESCENCE

1
:  a projection or outgrowth especially when abnormal <warty excrescences in the colon>
2
:  a disfiguring, extraneous, or unwanted mark or part :  blot
3
:  by-product 2

Examples of EXCRESCENCE

  1. <concerned about the weird excrescence that seemed to be developing on his hand>
  2. <local residents regard the hulking apartment building as a hideous excrescence on their once-lovely street>

First Known Use of EXCRESCENCE

15th century

ex·cres·cence

noun \ik-ˈskres-ən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXCRESCENCE

: an outgrowth or enlargement: as a : a natural and normal appendage or development <hair is an excrescence from the scalp> b : an abnormal outgrowth <warty excrescences in the colon>
ex·cres·cent \ik-ˈskres-ənt\ adjective

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