excrescence

Part of speech: noun

An unnatural outgrowth.

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Usage examples "excrescence":

  1. Then, again, this man in his unique experience was, and is, a witness of the fact that death is an excrescence, and results from sin. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
  2. Among the Dragoners, a great bully of a fellow, who appeared to be their leader, wielded a huge club, formed from an oak limb, with a gnarled excrescence on the end, heavy enough to battle with an elephant. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.
  3. It is as if the organism itself were only an excrescence, a bud caused to sprout by the former germ endeavoring to continue itself in a new germ. - "Creative Evolution", Henri Bergson.