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Definitions of excrescence

  1. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An unnatural or disfiguring outgrowth, as a wart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Any outgrowth from the surface, especially a pathological growth. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. That which grows out unnaturally from anything else: an outbreak: a wart or tumor: a superfluous part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A superfluous growth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. An unnatural outgrowth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Anything that grows unnaturally and uselessly out of something else, as a wart; an outbreak; a superfluous part. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A protuberance or growth on any body; a superfluity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. eks-kres'ens, n. that which grows out unnaturally from anything else: an outbreak: a wart or tumour: a superfluous part.--ns. EX'CREMENT, an outgrowth; EXCRES'CENCY, state of being excrescent: excrescence.--adjs. EXCRES'CENT, growing out: superfluous; EXCRESCEN'TIAL. [Fr.,--L.,--excresc[)e]re--ex, out, cresc[)e]re, to grow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. A tumour, which forms at the surface of organs, and especially on the skin, mucous membranes, or ulcerated surfaces. Excrescences differ in size, shape, cause, &c., and each requires its own treatment. Warts, condylomata, polypi, hemorrhoids, belong to this head. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  13. Abnormal or morbid outgrowth on animal or vegetable body (also fig.). So excrescential a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. Any abnormal outgrowth. American pocket medical dictionary.
  15. A morbid outgrowth from a cutaneous or mucous surface; in botany, a nodule or embryo bud on the surface of a stem, a gall, etc. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  16. n. An out-growth;—a protuberance growing on any part of the body, as a wart; — an unnatural enlargement of a plant; an abnormal shoot; — any preternatural production;—a superfluous and troublesome part. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. Somewhat growing out of another without use, and contrary to the common order of production. Complete Dictionary
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