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Excrescence


EXCRES'CENCE, noun [Latin excrescens, from excresco; ex and cresco, to grow.] In surgery, a preternatural protuberance growing on any part of the body, as a wart or a tubercle; a superfluous part.

1. Any preternatural enlargement of a plant, like a wart or tumor; or something growing out from a plant.

2. A preternatural production.