excrescent

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin excrēscēns, present participle of excrēscō.

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NounEdit

excrescent (plural excrescents)

  1. A growing mutation, usually abnormal.
  2. (phonetics) A sound in a word without etymological reason.
    "B" in "nimble" is an excrescent.

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AdjectiveEdit

excrescent (comparative more excrescent, superlative most excrescent)

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