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A distinct outgrowth on a body or plant, resulting from disease or abnormality
“Further examination revealed a brownish-yellow excrescence made up of dense hyperkeratotic tissue with longitudinal ridges on an erythematous base.”
An unattractive or superfluous object or feature
“Going further, fiction that celebrates darkness and destruction without the redemption of new insight is at best a useless excrescence and at worst a kind of dangerous pollution.”
Something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
“… local residents regard the hulking apartment building as a hideous excrescence on their once-lovely street.”
A compact mass of a substance, especially one without a definite or regular shape
A shortcoming, imperfection, or lack
A distortion of an organ or part
A complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event
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