- a growing together, as of tissue or embryonic parts; coalescence.
Origin of concrescence
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Concrescence, kon-kres′ens, n. increment: a growing together of cells or other organisms.
The Cephalopoda are mainly characterized by the concrescence of the foot and head.
In the embryos of higher Vertebrates it closes in the centre, the point of concrescence forming the tympanic membrane.
- biology a growing together of initially separate parts or organs
C17: from Latin concrēscentia, from concrēscere to grow together, from crēscere to grow; see crescent
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- The growing together of separate parts.coalescence
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