Supercrescent Su`per*cres"cent, a. [L. supercrescens, p. pr. of supercrescere; super above + crescere to grow.] Growing on some other growing thing. [R.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • supercrescent — nt adjective Etymology: Latin supercrescent , supercrescens, present participle of supercrescere to grow over, from super + crescere to grow more at crescent : growing on a thing : parasitic …   Useful english dictionary

  • supercrescent — su·per·cres·cent …   English syllables

  • supercrescent —   a. parasitic …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Supercrescence — Su per*cres cence, n. [See {Supercrescent}.] That which grows upon another growing thing; a parasite. [R.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supercrescence — |süpə(r)|kresən(t)s noun ( s) Etymology: from supercrescent, after such pairs as English excrescent : excrescence : a parasitic organism …   Useful english dictionary

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