concrescence

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

Definition of concrescence

  1. 1 :  increase by the addition of particles

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1614


Medical Dictionary

concrescence

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

Medical Definition of concrescence

  1. :  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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