excrescence

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Synonyms for excrescence

Synonyms for excrescence

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

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Associated features are lipomas over other parts of the body or numerous bony excrescences resembling small osteochondroma or osteophytes (seen in Case 2) as well as associated secondary osteoarthritic changes and carpal tunnel syndrome in long-standing cases.
39); retrolateral tibial apophysis in lateral view with three excrescences (Figs 40, 41) martini (Simon)
Home E: Observations on certain horny excrescences of the human body.
Once her psychologically fraught art--which typically took the form of biomorphic excrescences bearing freighted titles such as The Quartered One, 1964-65, and The Destruction of the Father, 1974--became part of the international circuit, it attracted more diverse audiences, many of whom had first gained access to it via her extensive writings.
He suggests that the Ego and Id could be adapted to critical analysis to the extent that the former would correspond to "the teleology of the thought-work, if we care to isolate that, as the prose value of the poem, [which] is transparently clear; [while] that of the substantival excrescences is hidden," and thus analogous to the Id (1972, 145).
McMansions and PDAs (which are available in the grimmest developing-world hellholes) may or may not be excrescences of an overstimulated economy.
Yet enough time has elapsed for us to laugh at these excrescences of couture, when women were forced to don a peninsula on each shoulder, in order to cut the mustard not only in fashion, but the business world, too.
Generous readers of The Anger Scale will look long and hard at their own expectations and the excrescences of the Internet, but they will also want to know what Degentesh intended for them to make of these moments.
Not only individual liberties but federalism and the rights of states have been relentlessly eroded in the Bush years, often amidst liberal cheers at such excrescences as the No Child Left Behind law.
Having this degenerative disease at the spinal column, bony excrescences (osteophytes) narrow the spinal canal and drastically limit the motoric and sensoric function of the affected person.
we could fight war and all its excrescences by releasing, each day, the love that is shackled inside us, and giving it a chance to live (Hillesum 99).
Only a blind optimist could fight off the most appalling depression when contemplating an horizon scarred by artificial block-shaped excrescences painted a thick, dismal ochre.
Double fruits, lemons with various excrescences, and other "monstrous" forms, Cesi regarded as cryptic clues to nature's order.
Despite these excrescences, this quick cut-and-paste of St Matthew's gospel achieves something unexpected, an entertaining, cabaret-like resume of Christ's teaching which emphasises his storytelling gift.
Mixed meetings, those intellectual excrescences designed specifically to torture the discriminating punter (jumps and Flat require completely different mindsets, not to mention completely different levels of alcohol in the bloodstream) are also often up there punching.