un excrescent


growing abnormally out of something else; superfluous.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) inserted or added as a result of articulatory interaction or impetus, as the t- sound in sense (sents) or against (from Middle English ageynes ), without grammatical or historical justification; intrusive; parasitic.

1600–10; < Latin excrēscent- (stem of excrēscēns), present participle of excrēscere to grow out. See ex-1, crescent

excrescently, adverb
superexcrescent, adjective
superexcrescently, adverb
unexcrescent, adjective
unexcrescently, adverb
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excrescent (ɪkˈskrɛsənt)
1.  denoting, relating to, or resembling an abnormal outgrowth
2.  uselessly added; not essential; superfluous
3.  denoting or relating to a speech sound or letter inserted into a word without etymological justification, such as the b in nimble
[C17: from Latin excrēscēns, from excrēscere, from crēscere to grow]

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excrescent ex·cres·cent (ĭk-skrěs'ənt)
Growing out abnormally, excessively, or superfluously.

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