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excrescence


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excrescence  \Ex*cres"cence\n.  [F.  excrescence,  excroissanse  L. 
  excrescentia  excrescences,  neut.  pl  of  p.  pr  of  excrescere 
  See  {Excrescent}.] 
  An  excrescent  appendage,  as  a  wart  or  tumor;  anything 
  growing  out  unnaturally  from  anything  else;  a  preternatural 
  or  morbid  development;  hence  a  troublesome  superfluity;  an 
  incumbrance;  as  an  excrescence  on  the  body,  or  on  a  plant. 
  ``Excrescences  of  joy.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  The  excrescences  of  the  Spanish  monarchy.  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excrescence 
  n  1:  something  that  protrudes  [syn:  {bulge},  {bump},  {hump},  {gibbosity}, 
  {gibbousness},  {jut},  {prominence},  {protuberance},  {protrusion}, 
  {extrusion}] 
  2:  an  abnormal  outgrowth  or  enlargement  of  some  part  of  the 
  body 




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