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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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Viewed retrospectively, the causa sui character of the concrescence is identical with what Neville calls "ontological creativity"; it is, as Neville says, "indeterminate," that is, until it becomes something actual and contingent and therefore definite.
Whitehead criticized Kant for failing to consider adequately the most primitive dimension of experience, feeling, which Whitehead took to be central to the concrescence of the primacy existents, actual occasions.
Fusion (two separate tooth germs fused during formative stage)--union by enamel and dentin (true fusion); union by dentin and/or cementum (late fusion); a late fusion by cementum is called a concrescence. [13, 14] In the present case, two definite and separate root canals were present.
Saurabh, "Paramolar concrescence and periodontitis," Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, vol.
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.
Donna Haraway offers an important understanding of play as nonmimetic attunement, a concrescence that instantiates a temporal opening.
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).
The latency of bacteria on the gastric mucosa might turn later to active chronic gastritis specially without being treating the infection .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.
[section]32 196) Thus, affection can be understood as function of contrast and concrescence. Nevertheless, those functions are founded purely in the impressional sphere (Ibid.
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.