excrescent

adjective
ex·cres·cent | \ik-ˈskre-sᵊnt, ek-\

Definition of excrescent 

1 : forming an abnormal, excessive, or useless outgrowth

2 : of, relating to, or constituting epenthesis

Other Words from excrescent

excrescently adverb

First Known Use of excrescent

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for excrescent

Latin excrescent-, excrescens, present participle of excrescere to grow out, from ex- + crescere to grow — more at crescent

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