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excrescent Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective forming an outgrowth (usually an excessive outgrowth)
WordNet

Ex*cres"cent adjective
Etymology
L. excresens, -entis, p. pr. of excrescere to grow out ; ex out + crescere to grow. See Crescent.
Definitions
  1. Growing out in an abnormal or morbid manner or as a superfluity.
    Expunge the whole, or lip the excrescent parts. Pope.

Webster 1913