Definitions for: Excrescence


[n] (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
[n] something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*cres"cencen. [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.

Synonyms: bulge, bump, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance

See Also: appendage, belly, caput, frontal eminence, growth, nub, occipital protuberance, outgrowth, process, projection, vegetation, wart

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