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excrescence

 [ek-skres´ens]
an abnormal outgrowth; a projection related to a disease or pathologic condition. adj., adj excres´cent.

ex·cres·cence

(eks-kres'ens),
Any outgrowth from a surface.
[L. ex- cresco, pp. -cretus, to grow forth]

excrescence

/ex·cres·cence/ (eks-kres´ins) an abnormal outgrowth; a projection of morbid origin.excres´cent

excrescence

(ĭk-skrĕs′əns)
n.
1. An outgrowth or enlargement, especially an abnormal one, such as a wart.
2. A usually unwanted or unnecessary accretion: "Independent agencies were an excrescence on the Constitution" (Los Angeles Times).

ex·cres·cence

(eks-kres'ĕns)
Any outgrowth from a surface.
[L. ex-cresco, pp. -cretus, to grow forth]

excrescence

Any projection of abnormal tissue from a surface, such as a wart, heart valve vegetations or a nasal polyp.

excrescence

an abnormal outgrowth; a projection of morbid origin.