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English definition of “excrescence”

excrescence

noun [C] uk   /ekˈskres.əns/ us  
formal an unusual growth on an animal or one of its organs or on a plantPlant pathologySwellings and lumps literary something considered to be very ugly: The new office development is an excrescence on the face of the city.Not attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
(Definition of excrescence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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