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protuberance

noun pro·tu·ber·ance \prō-ˈtü-b(ə-)rən(t)s, -ˈtyü-\

: a usually rounded part that sticks out from a surface

Full Definition of PROTUBERANCE

1
:  something that is protuberant
2
:  the quality or state of being protuberant
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Examples of PROTUBERANCE

  1. <the tree trunk had several mossy protuberances where branches had once grown>

First Known Use of PROTUBERANCE

1646

Synonym Discussion of PROTUBERANCE

projection, protrusion, protuberance, bulge mean an extension beyond the normal line or surface. projection implies a jutting out especially at a sharp angle <those projections along the wall are safety hazards>. protrusion suggests a thrusting out so that the extension seems a deformity <the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef>. protuberance implies a growing or swelling out in rounded form <a skin disease marked by warty protuberances>. bulge suggests an expansion caused by internal pressure <bulges in the tile floor>.
Medical Dictionary

protuberance

noun pro·tu·ber·ance \prō-ˈt(y)ü-b(ə-)rən(t)s\

Medical Definition of PROTUBERANCE

1
:  something that is protuberant <a bony protuberance>
2
:  the quality or state of being protuberant

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