excrescence

Definitions of excrescence
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n something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

“the bony excrescence between its horns”
Synonyms:
bulge, bump, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling
Types:
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frontal eminence
either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance
prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly
a part that bulges deeply
caput
a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
mogul
a bump on a ski slope
nub, nubble
a small lump or protuberance
snag
a sharp protuberance
wart
any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
Type of:
projection
any solid convex shape that juts out from something

n (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

Types:
vegetation
an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
Type of:
appendage, outgrowth, process
a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
growth
(pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)

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