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excrescence

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1 an abnormal mass of tissue
  • concerned about the weird excrescence that seemed to be developing on his hand

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2 something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
  • local residents regard the hulking apartment building as a hideous excrescence on their once-lovely street

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The first known use of excrescence was in the 15th century

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“Excrescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/excrescence. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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