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[kon-kres-uh ns] /kɒnˈkrɛs əns/
noun, Biology.
a growing together, as of tissue or embryonic parts; coalescence.
Origin of concrescence
1600-10; < Latin concrēscentia, equivalent to concrēscent- (stem of concrēscēns, present participle of concrēscere to harden, set; see con-, crescent) + -ia -ia; see -ence
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(biology) a growing together of initially separate parts or organs
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concrescent, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin concrēscentia, from concrēscere to grow together, from crēscere to grow; see crescent
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concrescence con·cres·cence (kən-krěs'əns)
The growing together of separate parts. Also called coalescence.

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