excrescences

excrescence

[ik-skres-uhns]
noun
1.
an abnormal outgrowth, usually harmless, on an animal or vegetable body.
2.
a normal outgrowth, as hair or horns.
3.
any disfiguring addition.
4.
abnormal growth or increase.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin excrēscentia. See excrescent, -ence

superexcrescence, noun
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excrescence (ɪkˈskrɛsəns)
 
n
a projection or protuberance, esp an outgrowth from an organ or part of the body
 
excrescential
 
adj

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excrescence
1533, from L. excrescentia (pl.) "abnormal growths," from excrescentem (nom. excrescens), prp. of excrescere "grow out," from ex- "out" + crescere "to grow" (see crescent).
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excrescence ex·cres·cence (ĭk-skrěs'əns)
n.
An outgrowth from a surface that may be normal, such as a fingernail, or abnormal, such as a wart.

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