excrescent


ex·cres·cent

adjective \-sənt\

Definition of EXCRESCENT

1
:  forming an abnormal, excessive, or useless outgrowth
2
:  of, relating to, or constituting epenthesis
ex·cres·cent·ly adverb

Origin of EXCRESCENT

Latin excrescent-, excrescens, present participle of excrescere to grow out, from ex- + crescere to grow — more at crescent
First Known Use: 1633

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