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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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39) "God and the world are the contrasted opposites in terms of which Creativity achieves its supreme task of transforming disjoined multiplicity, with its diversities in opposition, into concrescent unity, with its diversities in contrast (Whitehead, Process and Reality 348).
How, he wondered, could Nigeria, "a concrescent factor in the study of world affairs," which possessed abundant human and natural resources, comprising one-fifth of the territory, one-half of the population, and one-third of the revenue of British colonial Africa, and thus capable of being ranked among the economic powers of the world, lack the political power to transform its resources into a democracy that could provide a high standard of living for its people?
The fossil fruit material is most similar to fruits of Ochna that are also concrescent and consist of 2-5 clustered single-seeded drupes or capsules.
28) Just as Propertius' beloved is named Cynthia in figuration of the moon, so Cariteo's is named Luna, and both lead their lovers into concrescent cycles of endless change.