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excrescency

noun ex·cres·cen·cy \-sən-sē\
plural ex·cres·cen·cies

Definition of EXCRESCENCY

Examples of EXCRESCENCY

  1. <fortunately, the excrescency could be removed with surgery>
  2. <some feel that the planned skyscraper would be an excrescency on the city's low-rise skyline>

First Known Use of EXCRESCENCY

1545

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