concrescence


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concrescence

[kən′krēs·əns]
(biology)
Convergence and fusion of parts originally separate, as the lips of the blastopore in embryogenesis.
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This idea of growing together, or concrescence, also finds a precedence in Merleau-Ponty's use of the term co-naissance.
It is this constant cycling of a closed system that prevents movement toward concrescence.
nidular inflorescence, flower pedicels, petal concrescence, petal appendages) was assigned a relative value, both in weight and importance (Leme, 1998; 2000).
Concrescence on the other hand is an acquired disorder in which the roots of one or more crowns are united by cementum alone after formation of the crowns [Soames and Southam, 2005].
The Principle of Relativity states that the "potentiality for being an element in a real concrescence of many entities into one actuality is the one general metaphysical character attaching to all entities" (Epperson, 2004: 111).
As might be expected of such an introductory work, parts of the discussion may leave the reader asking for further elaboration and clarification, particularly with regard to such notoriously difficult metaphysical topics as creativity, prehension, concrescence, intensity (understood as non-conscious feeling or enjoyment of experience), and other technical notions.
In the context of his book on Kafka, Deleuze underscores the remarkable difficulty of this thesis, since linguistic vernaculars are susceptible to forms of sedimentation and concrescence that demand what we can only call a "becoming strange beyond any estrangement.
126) There is no single catalyst for the concrescence of any identity, but for the abna' the army bearing down on them and the siege of Baghdad were the main impetus for mapping a new one.
Angiotensin Protocols represents a concrescence of two types of book into a single volume.
This concrescence of an actual entity toward some one aim ("final causality") is its process of becoming, distinguishable from its acts of inheritance from the past ("efficient causality"), and which gives rise to the process of temporal transition.
These stones, representing "the concrescence of wild spirits", are then given to the new balien who uses them later on to treat the afflictions of others.