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

Other Words from concrescence

concrescent \kən-​ˈkre-​sᵊnt, kän-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of concrescence

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for concrescence

borrowed from Latin concrēscentia "coagulation, solidification," noun derivative of concrēscent-, concrēscens, present participle of concrēscere "to coalesce, condense, solidify, harden," from con- con- + crēscere "to come into existence, increase in size or numbers" — more at crescent entry 1

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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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