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accretion

 [ah-kre´shun]
1. growth by addition of material.
2. accumulation.
adherence of parts normally separated.

ac·cre·tion

(ă-krē'shŭn),
1. Increase by addition to the periphery of material of the same nature as that already present; for example, the manner of growth of crystals. Synonym(s): accrementition (2)
2. In dentistry, foreign material (usually plaque or calculus) collecting on the surface of a tooth or in a cavity.
3. A growing together.
[L. accretio, fr. ad, to, + crescere, to grow]

accretion

/ac·cre·tion/ (ah-kre´shun)
1. growth by addition of material.
2. accumulation.
3. adherence of parts normally separated.

accretion

[əkrē′shən]
Etymology: L, accrescere, to increase
1 growth by the addition of material similar to that already present.
2 the adherence or growing together of parts that are normally separated.
3 an accumulation of foreign material, especially within a cavity. accrete, v., accretive, adj.

ac·cre·tion

(ă-krē'shŭn)
1. Increase by addition to the periphery of material of the same nature as that already present; e.g., the manner of growth of crystals.
2. dentistry Foreign material (usually plaque or calculus) collecting on the surface of a tooth or in a cavity.
3. A growing together of parts normally separate.
[L. accretio, fr. ad, to, + crescere, to grow]

ac·cre·tion

(ă-krē'shŭn)
In dentistry, foreign material (usually plaque or calculus) collecting on the surface of a tooth or in a cavity.
[L. accretio, fr. ad, to, + crescere, to grow]

accretion

1. growth by addition of material.
2. accumulation.
3. adherence of parts normally separated.
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