excrescency

noun

ex·​cres·​cen·​cy ik-ˈskre-sᵊn-sē How to pronounce excrescency (audio)
ek-
plural excrescencies

Examples of excrescency in a Sentence

fortunately, the excrescency could be removed with surgery some feel that the planned skyscraper would be an excrescency on the city's low-rise skyline

Word History

First Known Use

1545, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of excrescency was in 1545

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Cite this Entry

“Excrescency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excrescency. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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