excrescence

Definitions of excrescence
  1. noun
    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
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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)
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    projection
    any solid convex shape that juts out from something
  2. noun
    (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
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    vegetation
    an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
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    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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