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Meaning of EXCRESCENT

Pronunciation:  ik'skresunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  forming an outgrowth (usually an excessive outgrowth)
 

EXCRESCENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*cres"cent\, a. [L. excresens, -entis, p. pr. of
excrescere to grow out; ex out + crescere to grow. See
{Crescent}.]
Growing out in an abnormal or morbid manner or as a
superfluity.

      Expunge the whole, or lip the excrescent parts. --Pope.

{Excrescent letter} (Philol.), a letter which has been added
   to a root; as, the d in alder (AS. alr) is an excrescent
   letter.

 

 

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