Examples of protrusion in a Sentence
bony protrusions on the outside of the elbow
a roof with many protrusions
The pain was caused by a protrusion of a disc in his lower back.
Recent Examples of protrusion from the Web
This area docks with protrusions of carbohydrate molecules called sialic acids that bristle from cells.
The spherical, solid eggs produced by M. shonaicus are different, too, pockmarked with chalice-like protrusions topped with a ring of flexible, stringy filaments.
The bud-like protrusion on the exterior is only one-fourth of the entire structure.
Arakawa says these protrusions might help the eggs attach to the surface where they're laid.
This has been shown to produce bizarre protrusions, which grow with each successive pass through the cloud.
Instead of collapsing like the rock all around it, the segment appears to have only partially eroded, leaving a rounded protrusion that – as the name succinctly suggests – looks like a giant thumb.
The Bryant shark's teeth narrower than megalodon and smaller protrusions called cuspids on either side.
The latest films, released Thursday, appear to show workers using blowtorches to sear off the hairs of the cows’ udders to sanitize teats before milking, and PVC piping affixed with knife-like protrusions to prod the animals.
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Origin and Etymology of protrusion
First Known Use: 1646See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of protrusion
- those projections along the wall are safety hazards
- the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef
- a skin disease marked by warty protuberances
- bulges in the tile floor
PROTRUSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of protrusion for English Language Learners
: a part that sticks out
: the act of sticking out or the condition of something that sticks out
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