protuberant


pro·tu·ber·ant

adjective \-b(ə-)rənt\

: sticking out from a surface usually with a curved or rounded shape

Full Definition of PROTUBERANT

:  thrusting out from a surrounding or adjacent surface often as a rounded mass :  prominent <protuberant eyes>
pro·tu·ber·ant·ly adverb

Origin of PROTUBERANT

Late Latin protuberant-, protuberans, present participle of protuberare to bulge out, from Latin pro- forward + tuber excrescence, swelling; perhaps akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at thumb
First Known Use: 1646

pro·tu·ber·ant

adjective \-b(ə-)rənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROTUBERANT

: bulging beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface : prominent <protuberant eyes>

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