Definition of -escent in English:

-escent

Syllabification: -escent

suffix

Forming adjectives denoting a developing state or action: coalescent fluorescent

Origin

from French, or from Latin -escent- (present participial stem of verbs ending in -escere).

Definition of -escent in:

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Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: nēˈätn-ē
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal