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Noun: excrescence  iks'kre-sun(t)s
  1. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    "the bony excrescence between its horns";
    - bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion
  2. (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

Derived forms: excrescences

Type of: appendage, growth, outgrowth, process, projection

Encyclopedia: Excrescence