circumcrescence

noun
cir·​cum·​cres·​cence
plural -s

Definition of circumcrescence

: a growing around or over : epiboly

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Other Words from circumcrescence

circumcrescent \ -​ᵊnt \ adjective

History and Etymology for circumcrescence

circum- + obsolete English crescence “growth”, from Latin crescentia, from crescere to grow

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“Circumcrescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumcrescence. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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