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 for Excrescent letter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excrescent \Ex*cres"cent\, a. [L. excresens, -entis, p. pr. of
     excrescere to grow out; ex out + crescere to grow. See
     Crescent.]
     Growing out in an abnormal or morbid manner or as a
     superfluity.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Expunge the whole, or lip the excrescent parts. --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Excrescent letter (Philol.), a letter which has been added
        to a root; as, the d in alder (AS. alr) is an excrescent
        letter.
        [1913 Webster]

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