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 accrescence of tumor volume in treatment groups was reduced compared to that of the control group.