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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.
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Embolus orientated obliquely for much of its length, distal section curved, ending in swollen, fist-like point; tibial apophysis complex, situated retrolaterally, broader distally than at base in lateral view, with one or three excrescences (Figs 40, 98); cymbium with two distal spines (Fig.
Yet the locals see jump racing as an excrescence, at best an engaging novelty; a bit like the cross country-chase at Cheltenham.
The transition to the new project might be conceived this way: Agamben argues that the surplus beyond sovereignty that Foucault tracks in his writings is sovereignty's own exceptional stuff, a virtual yet somehow carnal excrescence of kingdom (of "reigning").
Representative images, including: a plain radiograph (Figure 1), 3D reconstructed computed tomography (Figue 2) and T1 coronal magnetic resonance imaging (Figure 3) indicated a bony excrescence from the inferior aspect of the left ischium measuring 1.
In a London Times essay blasting the country's ruling conservatives, Bjork lamented the way the boom/bust cycle had wiped out small entrepreneurs as big money pursued an oversupply of aluminum smelters--which was not an excrescence of the free market but a product of public industrial policy.
This process of self-division and eventual self-evaluation relies on the intermediary action of projection: a wholly artificial and imaginative excrescence of the subject that becomes the subject's substitute, and one that is born of what Smith calls "anxious" uncertainty about the "sensible" pressures of "the eyes," and by extension the feelings, "of other people" (130, 132).
The fact that its unity was "negative" did not make it any less strong or cohesive: for there was total agreement on rolling back this collective excrescence and on restoring the Old Republic, the true America.
She saw all the little boxes strung next to each other, saw the ochre facades and clothes drying in the sun, saw a swarming mass of potential suicides locked in those gloomy cubicles, saw and felt the profound sadness of the inhabitants of that big hive; she knew it was stupid to think like that, but couldn't stop herself when she saw the ochre excrescence and expected to see a desperate, wearied individual hurl himself into the void from one of those filthy windows.
The church was "an unadorned edifice, of an octangular form, rather dark from the smallness of its windows, and having, attached to one of its sides, a circular projection, bearing a diminutive extinguisherlooking excrescence, by way of steeple.
He even went so far as to claim that 'paintings are the ashes of my art', implying that the physical manifestation of his work was an irrelevant excrescence.
CAN I just add my voice to those expressing their dismay at the horrendous excrescence that is to blight the Pier Head.
Zargani confesses that this cruel period indelibly marked his psyche: I am now more than sixty years old, and my life is divided into two unequal parts; those seven years of persecution have expanded out of proportion and become an excrescence of my soul, pushing aside half a century filled with the normal stages of life, confining them and all the various ordinary trials of a life into a tiny space.