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n. pl. ex·cres·cen·cies
1. The state or condition of being excrescent.
2. An excrescence.
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n, pl -cies
1. (Pathology) the state or condition of being excrescent
2. (Pathology) another word for excrescence
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(ɪkˈskrɛs ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. something that is excrescent; excrescence.
2. the state of being excrescent.
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This excrescency is hardly a denouement in the African personality of centered African lore, but its inglorious bastardization.
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