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

  Excursus \Ex*cur"sus\, n. [L., fr. excurrere, excursum. See
     Excurrent.]
     A dissertation or digression appended to a work, and
     containing a more extended exposition of some important point
     or topic.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  excursus
      n 1: a message that departs from the main subject [syn:
           digression, aside, excursus, divagation,
           parenthesis]

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