excrescence


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excrescence

a projection or protuberance, esp an outgrowth from an organ or part of the body

excrescence

[ek′skrē·səns]
(biology)
Abnormal or excessive increase in growth.
An abnormal outgrowth.
References in classic literature ?
`I don't mind going if a lunch is provided,' observed the gentleman with the excrescence on his nose.
What this incomparable mountain really is, with all the projections converging toward it, and the interior excrescences of its crater, photography itself could never represent.
A slight look of comical disappointment passed between them as they gazed upon the sterile flat, dotted with unsightly excrescences that stood equally for cabins or mounds of stone and gravel.
They are quite the most useless excrescences I know."
They had no idle thoughts, and no one without could see their work, for their industry was not as in knots and excrescences embayed.
Four letter words Acme C; Bane C; Boor A; Ergo C; Kudu A; Serf C; Trug A; Hard to spell words Acquiescent C; Assimilate C; Dystopia C; Excrescence C; Heinous B; Idiosyncrasy C; Languor B;Triskaidekaphobia C.
ALLOW me to refrain from congratulating you on your adulation of 'Hadrian's Tower' - it is an excrescence - especially when seen (as is unavoidable ) from Summerhill Square, recently the host of a television programme.
'She is at best allowed to expose herself as an excrescence, the mere vomit of an abominable monster like Duterte,' Sison said.
Patient did not followup and presented directly after 3 weeks with complaints of increased pain, swelling of lower lid with an excrescence at the CLW site, vision of 6/9 improving to 6/6 and healed conjunctival tear.
When a solitary excrescence on the revealed component of the body can create distress, think of how it would certainly really feel to have your whole body covered with protuberances!
Machiavelli does his thinking with the ancient philosophic masters ever in mind, as the most revered and worthy antagonists to his subtly drawn intention: to correct the fateful errors of the ancient--and in his day still most potent--tradition He is out to redefine for good the key words of moral and political philosophy--virtue, prudence fortune, greatness, the good honor, necessity, wisdom, happiness--and to rid philosophy of the noisome excrescence once known as the soul.
If the stethoscope does become obsolete, it will also spell the end for one excrescence: a T-shirt targeted at medical students saying "Keep calm and carry a stethoscope."