[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM concrescence

con·cres·cent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for concrescence

/ (kənˈkrɛsəns) /


biology a growing together of initially separate parts or organs

Derived forms of concrescence

concrescent, adjective

Word Origin for concrescence

C17: from Latin concrēscentia, from concrēscere to grow together, from crēscere to grow; see crescent
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Medicine definitions for concrescence

[ kən-krĕsəns ]


The growing together of separate parts.coalescence
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