Excrescence

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Excrescence Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    excrescence n
  1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form [syn: bulge, bump, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion]
  2. (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
Excrescence Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Excrescence \Ex*cres"cence\n. [F. excrescence, excroissanse, L. excrescentia excrescences, neut. pl. of p. pr. of excrescere. See Excrescent.] An excrescent appendage, as, a wart or tumor; anything growing out unnaturally from anything else; a preternatural or morbid development; hence, a troublesome superfluity; an incumbrance; as, an excrescence on the body, or on a plant. ``Excrescences of joy.'' --Jer. Taylor. The excrescences of the Spanish monarchy. --Addison.
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  • Excrescence: Excrescence is something that is an outgrowth of something else. Depending on the subject matter, this may or may not be something ...
  • Excrescence (architecture): An excrescence is an outgrowth of the main body of a building that does not harmonize well with the main body. The term was used by John ...

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