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excrescence

 [ek-skres´ens]
an abnormal outgrowth; a projection related to a disease or pathologic condition. adj., adj excres´cent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ex·cres·cence

(eks-kres'ens),
Any outgrowth from a surface.
[L. ex- cresco, pp. -cretus, to grow forth]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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).
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ex·cres·cence

(eks-kres'ĕns)
Any outgrowth from a surface.
[L. ex-cresco, pp. -cretus, to grow forth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

excrescence

Any projection of abnormal tissue from a surface, such as a wart, heart valve vegetations or a nasal polyp.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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The flower, the anthologized part that is gathered, is nonetheless "(de)part(ed)" by force of this "transcendental excrescence" that sets it apart from the "series of bodies or objects of which it forms a part." The anthologized part is therefore singular.
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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 1.7 x 1.1 cm.
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The very word 'baroque' derives (via French in the 18th century) from a Portuguese word for a misshapen pearl and there is a splendid example of such an excrescence turned into a delightfully unnecessary bejewelled geegaw from Dresden at the outset of the show, richly scattered with diamonds and emeralds.
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.
CAN I just add my voice to those expressing their dismay at the horrendous excrescence that is to blight the Pier Head.
Greek art is for Hegel the place where material form and spiritual content are most perfectly accommodated to each other: Geist appears in marble as a facsimile of the human form with no visible excrescence of matter (as in the symbolic-oriental) or of spirit (as in the romantic-north European).
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