Excrescence - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈskresns|  American pronunciation of the word excrescence
Brit.  |ɪkˈskrɛs(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word excrescence

noun

- something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings(syn: bulge, bump, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling)

the bony excrescence between its horns

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

Examples

...concerned about the weird excrescence that seemed to be developing on his hand...

...local residents regard the hulking apartment building as a hideous excrescence on their once-lovely street...

These horns consist of an excrescence of bone.

The new museum is nothing but an excrescence on the urban landscape.

the bony excrescence between its horns

Word forms

noun
singular: excrescence
plural: excrescences
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