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

excrescently

adverb

Origin and Etymology of excrescent

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


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