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
Jude Sparks was out on a family hike in the desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico, testing walkie-talkies, when the then-9-year-old boy tripped over a rocky protrusion.
After the latest setback with the disc protrusion in his lower back, the Padres’ second-year manager isn’t sure if the 27-year-old Poway native will see the field at all this season.
A .257/.333/.455 hitter last year in San Diego, Dickerson resumed baseball activities in May after his initial visit with specialists revealed the disc protrusion.
Left fielder Alex Dickerson (disc protrusion) is hoping to play in extended-spring-training games in Arizona this week.
Desert sand is almost always highly rounded, because strong winds knock the grains together so forcefully that protrusions and sharp edges break off.
Left fielder Alex Dickerson (disc protrusion) is running at full speed.
These protrusions drew the attention of the researchers, who realized the ancient beast was a new species.
The voids of one piece match up with the protrusions of its twin, and that lets the two fit together as a single cylinder.
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Origin and Etymology of protrusion
First Known Use: 1646See Words from the same year
Synonymsbunch, convexity, jut, overhang, projection, bulge, protuberance, swell
Antonymscavity, concave, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indent, indentation, indenture, pit, recess
Related Wordsdome; blob, bump, dilatation, gibbosity, hump, knob, knot, knurl, lump, nub, obtrusion, puff, snag, swelling; block, piece, portion, section; enlargement, escalation, expansion, increase; hill, mound
Near Antonymscrater, hole, well; basin, bowl, dip, valley; furrow, groove, trench, trough; dimple, gouge, impression, notch, pocket
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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