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Definition 1: (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body - [noun denoting body]

(excrescence is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(excrescence is a kind of ...) (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

(... is a kind of excrescence ) an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)

(excrescence belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

Definition 2: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where excrescence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
  • the hump of a camel
  • he stood on the rocky prominence
  • the occipital protuberance was well developed
  • the bony excrescence between its horns

Synonyms for excrescence in the sense of this definition

(excrescence is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

(... is a kind of excrescence ) either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit

(... is a kind of excrescence ) prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone

(... is a kind of excrescence ) a part that bulges deeply

"the belly of a sail"

(... is a kind of excrescence ) a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure

"the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"

(... is a kind of excrescence ) a bump on a ski slope

(... is a kind of excrescence ) a small lump or protuberance

(... is a kind of excrescence ) a sharp protuberance

(... is a kind of excrescence ) any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

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