[kon-kres-uh ns]

noun Biology.

a growing together, as of tissue or embryonic parts; coalescence.

Nearby words

  1. concordia,
  2. concorporate,
  3. concours,
  4. concours d'élégance,
  5. concourse,
  6. concrete,
  7. concrete mixer,
  8. concrete music,
  9. concrete noun,
  10. concrete number

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for concrescence



biology a growing together of initially separate parts or organs
Derived Formsconcrescent, 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




The growing together of separate parts.coalescence

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