(?), n. [Exo- + Gr. mouth :cf. F. exostome.] (Bot.) The small aperture or foremen in the outer coat of the ovule of a plant.
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(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ; out + bone: cf. F exostose.] 1. (Med.) Any protuberance of a bone which is not natural; an excrescence or morbid enlargement of a bone. Coxe.
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2. (Bot.) A knot formed upon or in the wood of trees by disease.





(?) } a. [L. exotericus, Gr. fr. out: cf. F. exotrique. See Ex-] External; public; suitable to be imparted to the public; hence, capable of being readily or fully comprehended; -- opposed to esoteric, or secret.
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The foppery of an exoteric and esoteric doctrine.
De Quincey.
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