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Noun
A distinct outgrowth on a body or plant, resulting from disease or abnormality
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“Further examination revealed a brownish-yellow excrescence made up of dense hyperkeratotic tissue.”
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That which ruins the look or presentation of something
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“Fiction that celebrates darkness and destruction without the redemption of new insight is at best a useless excrescence.”
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(phonetics) The epenthesis of a consonant
“I am inclined to admit that the character is a mere phonetic excrescence.”
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A compact mass of a substance, especially one without a definite or regular shape
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A branching-out, or the act or result of developing branches
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