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protuberant

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adjective pro·tu·ber·ant \-b(ə-)rənt\

Simple Definition of protuberant

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

Full Definition of protuberant

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

protuberant

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adjective pro·tu·ber·ant \-b(ə-)rənt\

Medical Definition of protuberant

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




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