concrescence

noun con·cres·cence \ kən-ˈkre-sᵊn(t)s , kän- \

Definition of concrescence

1 : increase by the addition of particles
2 : a growing together : coalescence

concrescent

play \kən-ˈkre-sᵊnt, kän-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of concrescence

Latin concrescentia, from concrescent-, concrescens, present participle of concrescere to grow together, from com- + crescere to grow — more at crescent


Medical Dictionary

concrescence

noun con·cres·cence \ kən-ˈkres-ᵊn(t)s, kän- \

medical Definition of concrescence

: a growing together : coalescence; especially : convergence and fusion of the lateral lips of the blastopore to form the primordium of an embryo

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