Excrescence

Definitions of "Excrescence"

An outgrowth or enlargement, especially an abnormal one, such as a wart. noun

A usually unwanted or unnecessary accretion. noun

An abnormal superficial growth or appendage, as a wart or tubercle; anything which grows unnaturally, and without organic use, out of something else, as nutgalls; hence, a superfluity; a disfiguring addition. noun

Figuratively, an extravagant or excessive outbreak: as, “excrescences of joy,” noun

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. noun

Something, usually abnormal, which grows out of something else. noun

A disfiguring or unwanted mark or adjunct noun

epenthesis of a consonant noun

Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings noun

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

The word "Excrescence" in example sentences

Let us also note that the lower pole expands into the umbilical excrescence, which is less easy of perforation than those parts protected by the skin alone. Social Life in the Insect World

During the first year he has no horns, but a horny excrescence, which is short and rough, and covered with a thin hairy skin. The Book of Household Management

During the first year he has no horns, but a horny excrescence, which is short and rough, and covered with a thin hairy skin. The Book of Household Management

Directly across Tremont Street from the corner where I stood was the entrance to the Old Burying Ground, which occupies a kind of excrescence of land off Boston Common-that is, the area is attached but not a part of the Common proper. Beacon Street Mourning

In Sussex, the peculiar excrescence which is often found on the Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

Only in the north-west corner was a little place jutting out from the great wall, a kind of excrescence or loop, no doubt used in the old distrustful days for observation, where it was possible to sit really unseen, because between it and the house was a thick clump of daphne. The Enchanted April

Only the north-west corner was a little place jutting out from the great wall, a kind of excrescence or loop, no doubt used in the old distrustful days for observation, where it was possible to sit really unseen, because between it and the house was a thick clump of daphne. The Enchanted April

The egg of the bird breaks clumsily under the blows of a wart-like excrescence which is formed expressly upon the beak of the unborn bird; the egg of the Cricket, of a far superior structure, opens like an ivory casket. Social Life in the Insect World

But the vegetable substance in which the gallic acid most abounds is _nutgall_, a kind of excrescence that grows on oaks, and from which the acid is commonly obtained for its various purposes. Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2 In Which the Elements of that Science Are Familiarly Explained and Illustrated by Experiments

She brings with her the excrescence which is found upon the forehead of a new-cast foal, of the size of a dried fig, and which unless first eaten by the mare, the mother never admits her young to the nourishment of her milk. Lives of the Necromancers

Tree immediately, and to be a kind of excrescence, or a substance distinct from the substances of the entire Tree, something _analogus_ to the Micrographia Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon

So disproportionate was it to the slender ring of the atoll that it showed out upon the sand-strip and above it like some monstrous excrescence. THE PEARLS OF PARLAY

I wondered whether a deck of fifty-two playing cards was truly an excrescence of evil. Andrew Himes: Emerging from Fundamentalism

I wondered whether a deck of fifty-two playing cards was truly an excrescence of evil. Andrew Himes: Emerging from Fundamentalism

Think about it, though: 90% of Twitter isn't interesting, anyway; it's mostly just the one-liner pablum of human excrescence. August 3rd, 2009

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