Definition of Excrescence in English :

Define Excrescence in English

Excrescence meaning in English

Meaning of Excrescence in English

Pronunciation of Excrescence in English

Excrescence pronunciation in English

Pronounce Excrescence in English


see synonyms of excrescence


1. bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

Example Sentences:
'the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge'
'the hump of a camel'
'he stood on the rocky prominence'
'the occipital protuberance was well developed'
'the bony excrescence between its horns'

2. excrescence

(pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of excrescence
a projection or protuberance, esp an outgrowth from an organ or part of the body

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see synonyms of excrescence
1.  Rare
a normal outgrowth; natural appendage, as a fingernail
an abnormal or disfiguring outgrowth or addition, as a bunion

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of excrescence
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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