increasing; enlarging, expanding, or enriching.
growing, as floral parts that increase in size after flowering has occurred.
(botany) (of a calyx or other part) continuing to grow after flowering
to grow together; adhere (usually followed by to). to add, as by growth. Botany. grown together. Contemporary Examples It will leave the ACA intact, as is, to accrete interest group support until reform becomes all-but-impossible. After The GOP Fails to Repeal Obamacare David Frum February 3, 2012 Historical Examples And as I continued to do […]
to grow together; adhere (usually followed by to). to add, as by growth. Botany. grown together. Historical Examples It must run on at any rate for some years longer before it shall have accreted a convincing weight. Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death Frederick W. H. Myers We have the richest language that […]
- Accretio cordis
accretio cordis accretio cordis ac·cre·ti·o cor·dis (ə-krē’shē-ō kôr’dĭs) n. Adhesion of the pericardium to adjacent structures outside the heart.
an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent. the result of this process. an added part; addition: The last part of the legend is a later accretion. the growing together of separate parts into a single whole. Law. increase of property by gradual natural additions, as of land […]
- Accretion disk
the rapidly spinning disk of gas that forms around the more compact component of a close binary star system as mass is transferred to the compact companion from the primary star. Contemporary Examples The direction of polarization for a quasar is determined by the accretion disk surrounding it. The Black Hole Tango Matthew R. Francis […]