Meaning of CONCRESCENCE in English


-s ə n(t)s noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin concrescentia, from concrescent-, concrescens (present participle of concrescere ) + -ia -y


a. : coalescence especially of particles

b. : increase by the addition of particles — compare assimilation , intussusception 2

2. biology : a growing together : a union or coalescence of parts originally separate ; specifically : covergence and fusion of the lateral lips of the blastopore to form the primordium of an embryo

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