Ex*cres"cent (?), a. [L. excresens, -entis, p. pr. of excrescere to grow out ; ex out + crescere to grow. See Crescent.]

Growing out in an abnormal or morbid manner or as a superfluity.

Expunge the whole, or lip the excrescent parts. Pope.

Excrescent letter Philol., a letter which has been added to a root; as, the d in alder (AS. alr) is an excrescent letter.


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