English noun: excrescence
|1.||excrescence (shape) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings|
|Samples||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||bulge, bump, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling|
|Narrower (hyponym)||belly, caput, frontal eminence, mogul, nub, nubble, occipital protuberance, snag, wart|
|2.||excrescence (body) (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body|
|Broader (hypernym)||appendage, growth, outgrowth, process|