excrescence


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Synonyms for excrescence

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(pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

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There are some obvious rejoinders to this fictitious excrescence of the "radical center" (Friedman's preferred term).
The idea that variations are random is a metaphysical excrescence layered atop Darwin's scientific theory by those wishing to push the idea of a meaningless universe.
97); retrolateral tibial apophysis in lateral view broad and flat, with dorsally directed tooth-like excrescence (Fig.
This excrescence between his legs is a disturbing sort of pleasure.
No society that understood or respected its own memory could look, say, at an entertainment show like the BBC's Coal House without shuddering at this excrescence of Big Brother Anthropology masquerading as our forbears in the historical equivalent of drag.
He was there by virtue of the French presence on the South American continent in the Overseas Department of Guyane, which is normally held at arm's length as a colonial excrescence by the independent countries of the region, but there is currently a political love-in between Sarkozy and President Lula of Brazil.
The very word 'baroque' derives (via French in the 18th century) from a Portuguese word for a misshapen pearl and there is a splendid example of such an excrescence turned into a delightfully unnecessary bejewelled geegaw from Dresden at the outset of the show, richly scattered with diamonds and emeralds.
How long do you suppose the Americans would tolerate that excrescence on the west coast?
Males of Trochosa sepulchralis are distinguished from other Nearctic Trochosa by the secondary projection on the terminal apophysis, the lack of a spiraled embolus, and lack of fang excrescence.
WILLIEWAUGHT (will-e-wawt) Chaucer's ribald term for a small hard excrescence on the male member [a deep draught of drink in Scotland]
How on earth can anyone have an affection for a politically-created excrescence like the West Midlands when it doesn't even have a cricket team, even if our county ground isn't, at present, officially in Warwickshire?
The Lib Dems' Viscount Falkland - full name Lucius Edward William Plantagenet Cary - described the display as "a piece of corporate vandalism, a visual excrescence, which caused enormous distress to those of us who visited the park regularly each week and are now avoiding it.
Starting from an obvious excrescence in the transmitted text of Simplicius's treatment of the foundations of pre-Socratic atomism near the beginning of his Physics commentary, this paper excavates a Theophrastean correction to Aristotle's tendency to lump Leucippus and Democritus together: Theophrastus made application of the [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] principle in the sphere of ontology an innovation by Democritus.