Something, usually abnormal, which grows out of something else.
(phonetics) Epenthesis of a consonant, e.g., warmth as [ˈwɔrmpθ] (adding a [p] between [m] and [θ]), or -t.
Other Word Forms of Excrescence
Origin of Excrescence
Middle English, early 15th century, in sense “(action of) growing out (of something else)”. From Latin excrescentia (“abnormal growths”), from excrescentem, from excrēscere, from ex- (“out”) (English ex-) + crēscere (“to grow”) (English crescent). Sense of “abnormal growth” from 1570s, from earlier excrescency (1540s in this sense).
Middle English from Latin excrēscentia from neuter pl. of excrēscēns excrēscent- present participle of excrēscere to grow out ex- ex- crēscere to grow ker-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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