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Definitions of excrescence

  1. (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An unnatural or disfiguring outgrowth, as a wart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. 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.
  4. A superfluous growth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Usage examples for excrescence

  1. She looked astounded- for she had heard every word of the dialogue between the dowager and her henchman; and not only she had heard it, but her daughters also; and the grinning page, covered with sugar- loaf buttons, who sat perched on a mushroom sort of seat that sprang out as a sort of excrescence from behind the equipage. – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  2. 4, Plate 61.- A globular excrescence a, appears blocking up the vesical orifice, and giving to this the appearance of a crescentic slit, corresponding to the shape of the obstructing body. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
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