concrescence

[kon-kres-uhns]
noun Biology.
a growing together, as of tissue or embryonic parts; coalescence.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin concrēscentia, equivalent to concrēscent- (stem of concrēscēns, present participle of concrēscere to harden, set; see con-, crescent) + -ia -ia; see -ence

concrescent, adjective
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concrescence (kənˈkrɛsəns)
 
n
biology a growing together of initially separate parts or organs
 
[C17: from Latin concrēscentia, from concrēscere to grow together, from crēscere to grow; see crescent]
 
con'crescent
 
adj

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concrescence con·cres·cence (kən-krěs'əns)
n.
The growing together of separate parts. Also called coalescence.

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It can result from gemination, fusion, or concrescence.
Concrescence is the fusion of two separate teeth only in their cementum.
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