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1. Biology The growing together of related parts, tissues, or cells.
2. The amassing of physical particles.

[Latin concrēscentia, from concrēscēns, concrēscent-, present participle of concrēscere, to grow together; see concrete.]

con·cres′cent adj.


(Biology) biology a growing together of initially separate parts or organs
[C17: from Latin concrēscentia, from concrēscere to grow together, from crēscere to grow; see crescent]
conˈcrescent adj


(kɒnˈkrɛs əns, kən-)

a growing together, as of tissue or embryonic parts; coalescence.
[1600–10; < Latin concrēscentia=concrēscent-, s. of concrēscēns, present participle of concrēscere to harden, set (see concrete) + -ia -ia]
con•cres′cent, adj.
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Serialization and repetition of phrases/ words contributes to establishing an ideal reciprocity among the elements circulated by online commenters, making them--Cassirer calls it "the law of concrescence and coincidence" of related mythical elements (Cassirer 2008, 93-97)--one and the same thing.
Concrescence and prehension imply that actual entities are not atomistic objects externally related to one another, but experiencing subjects that are open and internally related to one another, growing into, with, of, and from one another.
Whitehead referred to these dismissed particles as negative prehensions, and the new molecule that takes shape through a harmonizing of A and B he called concrescence (Whitehead, 1929).
In this study, most section showed active chronic gastritis, and this results in concrescence of other study [20].
Control over the MWCI's archive in the very first instance--at the moment that documents are proffered for examination and review--establishes a hierarchy that initially opens or closes the potential for participatory practice and entry into archival space, and ultimately informs the concrescence of the archive into its final form.
I myself do not see us as so bereft; we may be moving there, so that one day, through a concrescence of losses, we will have arrived without knowing it.
In mounting this last argument Kline was on very well-prepared ground: one of his most widely hailed contributions to process philosophy was his treatment of "Form, Concrescence and Concretum" in Explorations in Whitehead's Philosophy, edited by Lewis S.
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McStay uses Whitehead's ideas of concrescence to talk about the creative process.
In order to free the interactants from the hindrances of cultural preconceptions to activate the process of concrescence in the boundary line, the interactants must foster the ability of "boundary wisdom" to achieve the great empathy that requires sensitivity and creativity as the two eyes of intercultural adaptation (Chen, 2009c).
5 [micro]m, formed by the concrescence of simple crystals located in the spongy parenchyma (Fig.
Based on such disparate taxonomic elements, its circumscription became very confusing, based as it was solely on the presence of petal appendages and basal petal concrescence.