|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
an abnormal growth or disfiguring addition
The physician assured him that the excrescence on his neck was a benign mole, not a melanoma.
Related English words: excrescency (excrescence), excrescent (growing abnormally; forming a disfiguring addition)
Latin root words: excresco, excrescere,
excrevi, excretus - to grow up; cresco, crescere, crevi, cretus
- to grow, increase