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excrescence

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noun ex·cres·cence \ik-ˈskre-sən(t)s, ek-\

Definition of excrescence

  1. 1 :  a projection or outgrowth especially when abnormal <warty excrescences in the colon>

  2. 2 :  a disfiguring, extraneous, or unwanted mark or part :  blot

  3. 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>



15th Century

First Known Use of excrescence

15th century


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excrescence

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noun ex·cres·cence \ik-ˈskres-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of excrescence

  1. :  an outgrowth or enlargement: asa:  a natural and normal appendage or development <hair is an excrescence from the scalp>b:  an abnormal outgrowth <warty excrescences in the colon>

  2. ex·cres·cent \ik-ˈskres-ənt\play adjective




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