HyperDic: excrescence

English > 2 senses of the word excrescence:
NOUNshapeexcrescence, bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusionsomething that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
bodyexcrescence(pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
English > excrescence: 2 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningSomething that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings.
Example "the bony excrescence between its horns"
Synonymsbulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion
NarrowerbellyA part that bulges deeply
caputA headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
frontal eminenceEither prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
mogulA bump on a ski slope
nub, nubbleA small lump or protuberance
occipital protuberanceprominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
snagA sharp protuberance
wartAny small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
BroaderprojectionAny solid convex shape that juts out from something
Spanishbulto, corcova, excrecencia, extrusión, joroba, prominencia, protuberancia
Catalanbony, gepa, gep, monticle, prominència, protuberància
Adjectivesexcrescentforming an outgrowth (usually an excessive outgrowth)
English > excrescence: 2 senses > noun 2, body
Meaning(pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body.
CategorypathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
NarrowervegetationAn abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
Broadergrowth(pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
process, outgrowth, appendageA natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
Spanishexcrecencia
Catalanexcrescència
Adjectivesexcrescentforming an outgrowth (usually an excessive outgrowth)

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