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English noun: excrescence

1. excrescence (shape) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbulge, bump, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling


Broader (hypernym)projection


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


Narrower (hyponym)vegetation


Domain categorypathology









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