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Definition of excrescence:

  1. 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; as, an excrescence on the body, or on a plant.


neoplasm, bur, extrusion, beanstalk, bulge, deformity, mar, swelling, intumescence, eyesore, boll, disfigurement, flaw, imperfection, a blot on the landscape, jut, growth, intumescency, scar, tumor, gibbosity, horror, fault, protuberance, wart, pockmark, bulb, anther, bud, lump, blight, excrescency, blade, hump, clash, aerial root, bract, puffiness, grotesque, jutting, expulsion, blow, projection, bump, gibbousness, protrusion, prominence, sight, defect, mark, monstrosity, blotch.

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