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excrescent


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excrescent  \Ex*cres"cent\,  a.  [L.  excresens  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  excrescere  to  grow  out  ex  out  +  crescere  to  grow.  See 
  {Crescent}.] 
  Growing  out  in  an  abnormal  or  morbid  manner  or  as  a 
  superfluity. 
 
  Expunge  the  whole,  or  lip  the  excrescent  parts  --Pope. 
 
  {Excrescent  letter}  (Philol.),  a  letter  which  has  been  added 
  to  a  root;  as  the  d  in  alder  (AS.  alr)  is  an  excrescent 
  letter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excrescent 
  adj  :  forming  an  outgrowth  (usually  an  excessive  outgrowth) 




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