Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Excess of flesh
  • noun In botany, an excess of sap, giving rise to unnatural or abnormal growth. Thomas, Med. Dict

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  • noun medicine Excess fat; corpulence
  • noun botany Excess sap

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Examples

  • Both sexes, even when running to polysarcia, have delicate limbs and extremities, and the features, though negroid, are not the negro of the tobacconist's shop: I noticed several pyramidal and brachycephalic heads, contrary to the rule for African man and simiad.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1

  • Both sexes, even when running to polysarcia, have delicate limbs and extremities, and the features, though negroid, are not the negro of the tobacconist’s shop: I noticed several pyramidal and brachycephalic heads, contrary to the rule for African man and simiad.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

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