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[kon-kres-uh ns]
noun Biology.
  1. a growing together, as of tissue or embryonic parts; coalescence.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for concrescence


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

Word Origin

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


  1. The growing together of separate parts.coalescence
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