accrescence

accrescence

(əˈkrɛsəns)
n
1. continual increase
2. a dependent, outward growth

Accrescence

 a quantity formed by continuous growth; something that grows from outside itself. See also accretion.
Examples: an accrescence of belief; of objectivity, 1819; of gentile superstition, 1649.
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The old may grow in the process; it may and does by accrescence add new material to itself.
The accrescence of tumor volume in treatment groups was reduced compared to that of the control group.
The accrescence of interest in this field during the 1980s is clearly demonstrated by, for instance, the number of books and special issue of journals on the subject (e.