Meaning of excrescence

ex•cres•cence

Pronunciation: (ik-skres'uns), [key]
— n.
  1. an abnormal outgrowth, usually harmless, on an animal or vegetable body.
  2. a normal outgrowth, as hair or horns.
  3. any disfiguring addition.
  4. abnormal growth or increase.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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