Definition of “excrescence” - English Dictionary


“excrescence” in English

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excrescencenoun [ C ]

uk /ekˈskres.əns/ 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.

(Definition of “excrescence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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