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excrescencenoun [C]

uk   us   /ekˈskres.əns/
formal an unusual growth on an animal or one of its organs or on a plant literary something considered to be very ugly: The new office development is an excrescence on the face of the city.
Translations of “excrescence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 贅生物, 贅疣, 瘤…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赘生物, 赘疣, 瘤…
(Definition of excrescence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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