Examples of excrescence in a sentence
<concerned about the weird excrescence that seemed to be developing on his hand>
<local residents regard the hulking apartment building as a hideous excrescence on their once-lovely street>
Did You Know?
Warts and pimples are common excrescences that can usually be wiped out with medication; other excrescences such as cysts and tumors need to be removed surgically. Mushrooms are the excrescences of underground fungus networks. Some people consider slang words to be vulgar excrescences on the English language, but others consider slang the most colorful vocabulary of all.
First Known Use of excrescence
Medical Definition of excrescence
: an outgrowth or enlargement: asa: a natural and normal appendage or development <hair is an excrescence from the scalp>b: an abnormal outgrowth <warty excrescences in the colon>
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