Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun excrescence

2 senses of excrescence

Sense 1
bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence -- (something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns")
       => projection -- (any solid convex shape that juts out from something)

Sense 2
excrescence -- ((pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body)
       => process, outgrowth, appendage -- (a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process")
       => growth -- ((pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor))

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