con·​cres·​cence | \ kən-ˈkre-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce concrescence (audio) , kän-\

Definition of concrescence

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

Other Words from concrescence

concrescent \ kən-​ˈkre-​sᵊnt How to pronounce concrescent (audio) , 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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con·​cres·​cence | \ kən-ˈkres-ᵊn(t)s, kän- How to pronounce concrescence (audio) \

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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to take the place or position of

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