noun (plural -cies) Date: 1545 excrescence

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  • Excrescency — Ex*cres cen*cy, n. Excrescence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excrescency — [ikskres′ən sē] n. 1. the condition of being excrescent 2. pl. excrescencies EXCRESCENCE …   English World dictionary

  • excrescency — /ik skres euhn see/, n. 1. something that is excrescent; excrescence. 2. a state of being excrescent. [1535 45; var. of EXCRESCENCE; see ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • excrescency — noun An excrescent state or condition; the quality or fact of growing out of something; abnormal or excessive development; an example of this …   Wiktionary

  • excrescency — n. excrescence; condition of being excrescent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excrescency — ex·cres·cen·cy …   English syllables

  • excrescency — ex•cres•cen•cy [[t]ɪkˈskrɛs ən si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) phl something that is excrescent; excrescence 2) phl the state of being excrescent • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • excrescency — /əksˈkrɛsənsi/ (say uhks kresuhnsee), /ɛks / (say eks ) noun (plural excrescencies) the state of being excrescent …   Australian English dictionary

  • excrescency — nsē, si noun ( es) Etymology: Latin excrescentia 1. : excrescence 2 it would be a well proportioned house if you stripped off the Victorian excrescencies 2. : the state of being excrescent …   Useful english dictionary

  • bas relief — Synonyms and related words: anaglyph, bellying, boldness, boss, bulging, cameo, cameo glass, cavo rilievo, cut glass, embossment, eminence, excrescence, excrescency, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, glyph, glyptograph, high relief, intaglio,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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