Origin of excrescence
Examples from the Web for excrescence
The other excrescence is commonly found upon trees near the banks of rivers and lakes.The History of Louisiana|Le Page Du Pratz
Not another signal of man was to be seen, nothing but the excrescence on the big wedding-cake house of a Bonanza king.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Bryee noted that the work of removing this excrescence had been accomplished very neatly.The Valley of the Giants|Peter B. Kyne
It has been held to be an excrescence upon life rather than an essential part of it.Talks on the study of literature.|Arlo Bates
Exosto'sis, in medicine, an excrescence or growth from one of the bony structures of the body.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
early 15c., "action of growing out," from Latin excrescentia (plural) "abnormal growths," from excrescentem (nominative excrescens), present participle of excrescere "grow out, grow up," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). Meaning "that which grows out abnormally (on a living thing) is from 1570s (excrescency in this sense is 1540s).