What is another word for excrescence?

Pronunciation: [ɛkskɹˈɛsəns] (IPA)

Excrescence is a term that refers to an abnormal growth or a swelling on a part of the body. Synonyms for excrescence include protuberance, bump, cyst, tumor, growth, lesion, lump, and swelling. These terms also indicate an abnormality or protrusion on the surface of the skin or an organ in the body. Some other synonyms that can be used instead of excrescence are deformity, wart, nodule, pimple, or blight. However, the term excrescence is often used in a medical context, especially when referring to growths that require medical attention or treatment.

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What are the hypernyms for Excrescence?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for excrescence (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Excrescence?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for excrescence?

Excrescence is a term used to describe an abnormal growth or projection of tissue. Its antonyms can be words that are associated with normal or healthy growth, such as development or fruition. On the other hand, excrescence can also be antonymous to words like refinement or beauty, as it connotes ugliness and unsightliness. Alternatives to excrescence might also include words such as purity, elegance, and sophistication, all of which contrast the idea of a deformity or unsightly growth. The antonyms for excrescence can vary depending on the context and intent of the speaker or writer, but generally refer to characteristics that are desirable or attractive.

What are the antonyms for Excrescence?

Usage examples for Excrescence

Before the second quarter was at an end this remarkable pupil had produced several presentments of the celebrated Cornish excrescence, which were not much worse than average lodging-house oleographs, and were quite as suggestive of their subject as is Turner's celebrated masterpiece.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
Every other kind of excrescence attached to this membrane continues firmly adherent to it, and can not be folded and raised from the surface of the cornea in any manner whatever.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
As a remembrance of his passion, he pointed out a heart carved on the bark of one of the trees; but which, in the process of time, had grown out into a large excrescence; and he showed me a lock of her hair, which he wore in a true-lover's knot, in a large gold brooch.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving

Famous quotes with Excrescence

  • Beauty is excrescence, superabundance, random ebulience, and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in its own right.
    Donald Culross Peattie
  • Silly doctrinaire theories which regard the state as a parasitic excrescence on society cannot explain its centuries-long persistence, its ongoing encroachment upon what was previously market terrain, or its acceptance by the overwhelming majority of people including its demonstrable victims.
    Bob Black
  • And here one may note a curious comparison which can be made between this [ascidian] life-history and that of many a respectable pinnacle and gargoyle on the social fabric. Every respectable citizen of the professional classes passes through a period of activity and imagination, of "liveliness and eccentricity," of "Sturm und Drang." He shocks his aunts. Presently, however, he realizes the sober aspect of things. He becomes dull; he enters a profession; suckers appear on his head; and he studies. Finally, by virtue of these he settles down—he marries. All his wild ambitions and subtle æsthetic perceptions atrophy as needless in the presence of calm domesticity. He secretes a house, or "establishment," round himself, of inorganic and servile material. His Bohemian tail is discarded. Henceforth his life is a passive receptivity to what chance and the drift of his profession bring along; he lives an almost entirely vegetative excrescence on the side of a street, and in the tranquillity of his calling finds that colourless contentment that replaces happiness.
    H. G. Wells

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