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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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Etymology: From Latin bis (double) and sulcus (a furrow); refers to the split in the retrolateral tibial apophysis, which forms two subtriangular excrescences.
Who, when he first saw the sand and ashes by a casual intenseness of heat melted into metalline form, rugged with excrescences and clouded with impurities, would have imagined that in this shapeless lump lay concealed so many conveniences of life as would, in time, constitute a great part of the happiness of the world?
What the author finds in this sequence is a continuous process of stripping-down, of pruning the English renderings of their articulatory excrescences in favor of a bare, "natural" presentation of the Chinese words much like the Imagism into whose service Ezra Pound marshalled Fenellosa early in the last century.
In Rossetti's poem, the four riders are picturesque not because of essential points of character, but because of excrescences such as the mane of the horse, the plume of the helmet, and the white hair of the old man.
The intense inflammatory changes in the bladder wall associated with this lesion may produce heaped-up excrescences, which resemble vesical rhabdomyosarcoma.
Although state Shinto was stripped, under the postwar occupation, of excrescences such as the emperor's divinity, the Yasukuni Shrine never lost its importance as a place where soldiers who died in war were deified.
As with the Morson books, there is a strong sense of the topography of Oxford, where the ancient streets and buildings form the skeleton of the city however much it is now cluttered with hamburger bars, petrol stations and shopping centres: the Great Good Place persists for all the modem excrescences.
43] Certainly many of the figures in Hesperides who are preoccupied with the waste and excrescences of their own bodies are plebeian: Cob "clouts his shooes" with the parings of his thumbnails (226.
On X-ray, the lesion was diagnosed as septic arthritis on the basis of radiolucent areas and sclerosis, along with bony excrescences.
The delimitation of the continental shelf in the way arbitrarily suggested by Turkey would have transformed the Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean into mere excrescences on the Turkish continental shelf.
Care must be taken in nurturing the dialogue and protecting it from its own potential excrescences.
Perhaps no Canadian film-maker has had such a singular career path, navigating his way from the independent university filmmaking scene in the 1960s, to critically reviled commercial excrescences of the "tax shelter" era, to, more recently, the well-heeled approval of international art house and festival circuits.