excrescence definition

  • noun:
    • An outgrowth or growth, specifically an abnormal one, like a wart.
    • A usually unwanted or unnecessary accretion: "Independent agencies were an excrescence on the Constitution” ( Los Angeles Times).
    • anything, generally unusual, which develops out-of something different.
    • A disfiguring or undesired level or adjunct
    • epenthesis of a consonant
    • An excrescent appendage, because, a wart or tumor; such a thing growing out unnaturally from whatever else; a preternatural or morbid development; for this reason, a troublesome superfluity; an incumbrance.
    • An abnormal trivial growth or appendage, as a wart or tubercle; something which grows unnaturally, and without organic use, out-of something different, as nutgalls; ergo, a superfluity; a disfiguring addition.
    • Figuratively, an extravagant or excessive outbreak: as, “excrescences of joy,”
    • a thing that bulges aside or perhaps is protuberant or jobs from its environment
    • (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or development of some area of the body
    • An outgrowth or development, especially an abnormal one, particularly a wart.
    • A usually undesirable or unnecessary accretion: "Independent agencies had been an excrescence on Constitution” ( L . A . Instances).
    • some thing, often irregular, which develops away from something different.
    • A disfiguring or unwelcome mark or adjunct
    • epenthesis of a consonant
    • An excrescent appendage, since, a wart or tumefaction; something growing out unnaturally from whatever else; a preternatural or morbid development; thus, a troublesome superfluity; an incumbrance.
    • An abnormal trivial development or appendage, as a wart or tubercle; everything which expands unnaturally, and without natural use, from something else, as nutgalls; thus, a superfluity; a disfiguring addition.
    • Figuratively, an extravagant or extortionate outbreak: as, “excrescences of pleasure,”
    • something that bulges down or perhaps is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    • (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some an element of the body

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