Meaning of excrescent
Pronunciation: (ik-skres'unt), [key]
- growing abnormally out of something else; superfluous.
- (of a speech sound) inserted or added as a result of articulatory interaction or impetus, as the t-sound in sense (sents) or against (from Middle English ageynes), without grammatical or historical justification; intrusive; parasitic.
- excrescent (Thesaurus)